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Blackberry or Bramble Jam recipe





Ingredients


Mores ou Ronce

Blackberry or bramble jam

to make 1.5kg / 3lbs

1kg / 2¼ lbs of ripe blackberries

with a few that are still red to help with setting

750g / 1½ lbs of sugar

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

In a bowl layer the blackberries then alternate with a layer of sugar and so on until all the berries and sugar are used up leave over night.

The next day add the lemon juice.

Place in a saucepan and bring up to a boil until setting point is reached.

Leave to cool and pour into jars and seal.

Blackberry Jam


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Pyrenean Pear jam recipe


Ingredients

Poires Pyreneennes

Pyrenean Pear jam

to make 1kg / 2¼ lbs

1kg / 2¼ lb of pears peeled

300g / 10ozs of sugar

1/2 orange peel only dried and pounded to a powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Cook the pears in about 1cm /1/2 inch of water over a low heat, for about 15 mins until soft.

Press the pears through a sieve. Weigh the pear puree and add 150g /5 ozs of sugar for each 500g / 1 lb of puree.

Add the pounded orange peel and the vanilla extract.

Cook the mixture stirring constantly until it thickens, about 45 mins.

Let it cool and pour into jars.

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