Damson Jam

Very Good

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Damsons, stoned, 6 lbs.:40 minutes.
  • Sugar, 3 lbs.: 15 minutes.


The fruit for this jam should be freshly gathered and quite ripe. Split, stone, weigh, and boil it quickly for forty minutes; then stir in half its weight of good sugar roughly powdered, and when it is dissolved, give the preserve fifteen minutes additional boiling, keeping it stirred, and thoroughly skimmed.

Obs.—A more refined preserve is made by pressing the fruit through a si