Mixed Fruit Jam Recipe

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The cooking apples and plums in this mixed fruit jamĀ  make up for the low pectin in pears in this recipe.

Ingredients for Mixed Fruit Jam:

  • 1 lb (500 g) cooking apples
  • 1 lb 8 oz (750 g) conference pears
  • 8 oz (250 g) red or yellow plums
  • 8 fl oz (250 ml) cold water
  • 2 lb 8 oz (1.25 kg) granulated sugar

Method for Mixed Fruit Jam:

  1. Peel and core the apples. Place the peel and cores on a square of muslin and tie loosely (this helps to release extra pectin).
  2. Cut the flesh into small pieces. Peel, core and dice the pears. De-stone and quarter the plums. Put all the fruit, the muslin bag (or pop sock!) and the water into a pan.
  3. Cook gently for approx 20 minutes until the fruit is soft.
  4. Test for pectin. When a firm clot is obtained, remove the muslin bag and squeeze out all the liquid. Add the sugar, stir until dissolved and then boil rapidly, stirring occasionally until setting point is reached.
  5. Cool slightly, then stir and put into hot sterilized jars and cover.

Makes about 4 lbs (2 kg) of mixed fruit jam.

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11 comments on “Mixed Fruit Jam Recipe
  1. dave says:

    I have just started to make jam and this is a wonderful site and so easy to follow.
    Thank you very much, you must have put many hours into creating this website for which I and many thousands of others are truly grateful.

  2. Charlie says:

    I want to make this mixed fruit jam for Xmas presents, how long will it keep for?

  3. Val says:

    As long as you follow the sterilizing procedures and get a good seal, at least 12 months.

  4. tom says:

    I have not made jam before, can I use apples, blackcurrants and raspberries in a mixed fruit jam?

  5. Val says:

    Yes you can. Keep the fruit in the same proportion to the sugar.

  6. Diane says:

    I used your receipt for Marrow & Ginger jam, which was truly lovely, using jam sugar. Can jam sugar be used in this recipe? Is it as sweet as granulated?

  7. Diane says:

    Can jams be started virtually staight away, or are they like chutneys and best kept for a couple of months?

  8. Val says:

    Jam can be eaten straight away!

  9. Autumn19 says:

    Made this yesterday it is so delish! The colour is superb and the jam is out of this world – just right for christmas presents. Will be making again – thank you

  10. Lucy says:

    I started making this jam, and I loved making this, I am a star at my school. my teacher told me to go and do the jam and I visited this website, thank you very much.

  11. Kay says:

    Just finished making this jam and it turned out so delicious. I used 1lb for each fruit and used less sugar. Also after cooking the fruit, I smoothed it a bit with a handblender. This is a keeper. Thank you!

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