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Two crumpets spread with richly flaovured dark purple mixed berry jam
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Mixed Berry Jam from frozen berries – Small Batch

Make fresh jam at any time of year using a packet of frozen mixed berries. Quick to make with an easy small-batch jam technique.
Servings: 40 spoons (makes about 3 cups)
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time32 mins

Ingredients

  • 450 g frozen berries
  • 450 g sugar
  • 2 tbs lemon juice

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan, and let stand for at least one hour as the fruit defrosts. This can be overnight.
  • If using the wrinkle test for the setting point, place a couple of side plates in the freezer.
  • Heat the mixture on a very low heat to allow the sugar to dissolve and the fruit to release its juice. Stir gently occasionally.
  • Heat jam jars in a low oven to sterilize at 100°C/220°F/Gas Mark 1.
  • Once all the sugar has dissolved, turn up the hob and heat the jam quickly to a rolling boil. After a couple of minutes, start testing the jam's set using your favourite method.

Testing for set

  • Temperature: Use a jam thermometer, and check to see that the jam has reached 105°C/221°F. 
  • Wrinkle: Spoon some hot jam onto a chilled plate and see if it wrinkles ahead of your finger when pushed through the jam.
  • Flake test: Allow the jam to run off a spoon with the bowl held vertically. When a flake of jam remains attached to the lip of the spoon, it has reached the setting point.

After reaching setting point

  • Once the jam has reached the setting point, turn off the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes. This allows the jam to thicken slightly, so that the fruit pieces don't all float to the top in the jars.
  • Spoon the jam into the hot jars and seal the lids. Allow to cool completely. Label and start enjoying fresh, three ingredient frozen mixed berry jam!

Notes

Nutritional Information
  • This recipe is 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 1mg
Course: Jams and Preserves
Cuisine: Traditional British
Keyword: mixed berry jam