This simple jam can be made entirely in the microwave and is a great way to preserve fresh summer berries when they are cheap and in plentiful supply.
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*Cooking time will vary depending on the power of the microwave and ripeness of the fruit. *Jam sugar contains a balanced amount of natural pectin and citric acid, which overcomes the problem of setting encountered with some fruits, like strawberries with low pectin levels. You can therefore be sure of a perfect set.
FIRST CLASS RECIPE. I MADE MINE WITH FREE HEDGEROW BLACKBERRIES AND ELDERBERRIES. YUMMY! - 13 Jun 2011
I had never made jam before so I thought I'd use this recipe as it seemed easy in the microwave. I decided to half the ingredients in case it didn't work (because I've never made it). When I was cooking it in the microwave, I had to stir it every 1 minute because it kept overflowing in the bowl. I suggest that if you are going to use this recipe, you'll need a very large bowl. Apart from that, it was a good recipe, easy to follow. - 01 Jun 2013
Really easy to do, very quick - lovely flavour - I added some lemon juice - 15 Jun 2013