Christmas cherry and orange jam

Christmas cherry and orange jam


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About this recipe: This aromatic spiced jam is a favourite around Christmas time. Enjoy on croissants or brioche for a special treat.

GailC Hampshire, England, UK

Makes: 6 jars jam

  • 1.35kg oranges
  • 1.2 litres water
  • 1.35kg morello cherries, halved and stones removed
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ground nutmeg
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1.8kg caster sugar

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2hr  ›  Ready in:2hr10min 

  1. Zest the oranges, then peel away the white pith. Slice the orange fruit thinly. Combine the orange zest, slices and water and cook gently over a low heat for 1 hour. Add the cherries, spices and lemon juice and cook for another hour. Remove from the heat and mash up the fruit.
  2. Strain the jam through a fine sieve into a clean pan. Add the sugar and bring the jam to the boil. Begin testing for the setting point by placing a drop of jam onto a cold plate. If it wrinkles when you push it with your finger, it is ready.
  3. Transfer the jam to sterilised jars and cover immediately. Leave the jam undisturbed in a cool, dark place for 24 hours.

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