Blackberry and Apple Jam

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Ingredients

  • 2 kg ( lb) blackberries, washed
  • 300 ml (½ pint) water
  • 750 g ( lb) sour cooking apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
  • 3 kg ( lb) sugar
  • a knob of butter

Method

Place the blackberries in a large saucepan with half the water and simmer gently until soft. Put the apples in a preserving pan with the remaining water and simmer gently until soft. Pulp with a wooden spoon or a potato masher. Add the blackberries and sugar to the apple pulp, stirring until the sugar has dissolved, then add a knob of butter, bring to the boil and boil rapidly, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes. Test for a set and when setting point is reached take the pan off the heat and remove any scum with a slotted spoon. Pot and cover the jam in the usual way.

I quote this recipe from The Good Housekeeping Complete Book of Home Preserving with permission from the publishers.

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