Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Basic Jam Recipe

1 lemon, halved
18 oz fruit remove stone or stalk and chop fruit
1 1/2 cups white sugar
Juice the lemon. Place fruit, lemon juice and the rind halves in a large microwave safe bowl. Cook, uncovered, on High/100% power, stirring occasionally for 6 minutes.
Add the sugar and cook on High/100% power for 20 minutes or until the jam reaches setting point. (To do this, cool some jam on a chilled saucer and run your finger through it. If the jam wrinkles and stays separate it is ready to bottle.)
Discard lemon rind and spoon the hot jam into a clean jar. Invert for 2 minutes then turn upright to cool.
Notes & tips
Make the most of summer berries and stone fruit with just the touch of a microwave button. You won't believe how easy it is

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