Raspberry Jam*

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

Simply Delicious: Book 1

Simply Delicious

By Darina Allen

Published 1989

  • About

Raspberry Jam is the easiest and quickest of all jams to make, and one of the most delicious.

Ingredients

  • 900 g/2 lbs/8 cups fresh raspberries
  • 900 g/2 lbs/ cups white sugar

Method

Wash, dry and sterilise the jars in a moderate oven 180°C/350°F/regulo 4 for 15 minutes. Heat the sugar in a moderate oven for 5–10 minutes.

Put the raspberries into a wide stainless steel saucepan and cook for 3–4 minutes until the juice begins to run, then add the hot sugar and stir over a gentle heat until fully dissolved. Increase the heat and boil steadily for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Test for a set by putting about a teaspoon of jam on a cold plate, leaving it for a few minutes in a cool place. It should wrinkle when pressed with a finger. Remove from the heat immediately. Skim and pour into sterilised jam jars. Cover immediately.

Hide the jam in a cool dry place or else put on a shelf in your kitchen so you can feel great every time you look at it! Anyway, it will be so delicious it won’t last long!