Natural Apple and Plum Jam

Making jams at home is a little time-consuming but very easy process. By making it at home you can be fully relieved as nothing artificial is going in you family’s tummy. There is no need for adding any preservatives or flavorings to the natural home-made jam, as the sugar itself is a preservative. It stays good for up to 6 weeks in fridge and 3 months in freezer.

You can pair any fruits that you like for making a jam, or you can always make a mixed fruit jam, but I made this Apple and Plum Jam because recently I saw chef Ranveer Brar making it on his series ‘Homemade’ I just love to watch that series. I decided it’s a nice combination and must try jam and finally made it yesterday 😊

Ingredients:

  • 3 medium-sized apples(roughly 1/2 kg)
  • 9-10 plums(roughly 350 gms)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 lemons

Process:

  • Clean & wash the fruits thoroughly and dry themIMG20170529121814
  • Fill a bowl with water and squeeze one lemon into that and mixIMG20170529121733
  • Now peel and chop the apples and put them in the lemon water bowl. This will prevent apples from oxidizingIMG20170529122618
  • Now strain the apples
  • Take a thick bottomed pan, put it over the flame and add apples, little water
  • Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, chop the plumsIMG20170529123219
  • Check on the apples and try mashing them with back of the ladle
  • Now add the chopped plums to it and mix and cook covered for 5 more minutes
  • Add sugar and juice of remaining 2 lemons and mix wellIMG20170529130011
  • Mash with a potato masher and keep on cookingIMG20170529130136
  • Cook it open, stirring frequently till you get a jam consistencyIMG20170529131633
  • Cool and store in a clean and dry glass bottleIMG20170529190736

If you wish you can add more sugar as well up to 1 & 1/2 cup. I just found 1 cup to be fine. There is no need of any pectin or thickening agent as apples already have some natural pectin.

Homemade jams are real bliss, as you know you are not pumping your family with artificial chemicals😊

 

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Author: flavoredwithlovebypriyanka

A complete Foodie by heart who loves to eat and cook, and cook with all the seriousness and lots of love...

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