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    Homemade marmalade, strawberry jam, plum jam or blackberry preserves - we have loads of foolproof jam recipes to try. Find a perfect jam recipe to do something magical with that extra fruit and treat your friends to the ultimate gift.

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    56 reviews
     
    1hr30min

    An easy jam for first-timers. Once you taste home-made you'll never buy store-bought again! The colour depends on the variety of the plums you use - the above picture used English Victoria plums, yellow/light skins. Red plums produce red jam, dark plums produce a darker jam. The taste is the same.

    Recipe by: proofofthepudding

     
    26 reviews
     
    16min

    A genuis recipe for very lemony lemon curd that you can rustle up in a flash in your microwave! It will keep up to 3 weeks in the fridge.

    Recipe by: CATSEO

     
    30 reviews
     
    1hr15min

    I picked 4kg of blackberries the other day from the Walthamstow marshes in London (so much more than back in the country!) and made two batches of jam with 2kg (with and without apples, and froze the rest) this was the best. It has a bit of a Christmasy taste because of the cinnamon and nutmeg. Here's my recipe - finite measurements are for squares :-)

    Recipe by: RoBBoB

     
    21 reviews
     
    16min

    Wonderfully tart, classic lemon curd.

    Recipe by: Tawnie

     
    23 reviews
     
    35min

    This a chunky blackberry jam that requires no pectin. A foolproof jam recipe that can also be frozen in the freezer if you aren't processing it in sterilised jars.

    Recipe by: sweettooth

     
    13 reviews
     
    1hr

    Gooseberries are naturally high in pectin, so you don't need pectin for this easy jam recipe! Simply use an equal quantity of gooseberries and granulated sugar. Green gooseberries work just as well as ripe ones, though you may want to add 200-300g more sugar and 100ml more water if they are very under-ripe. Enjoy!

    Recipe by: yummers

     
    13 reviews
     
    50min

    Every year I make this marrow jam when invariably I receive a giant marrow from a friend's allotment. If you wish, leave out the ginger for a plain marrow jam. You could also add a stick of cinnamon and 100g of sultanas for a different version.

    Recipe by: foodfanatic

     
    15 reviews
     
    51min

    Easiest jam recipe ever. Try it with strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, gooseberries or blackberries and see for yourself.

    Recipe by: suziefish

     
    11 reviews
     
    16min

    This is a great, foolproof way of making a spread which usually curdles if you look at it. It is ready literally in minutes.

    Recipe by: SUEB34

     
    11 reviews
     
    2days6hr

    Seville and blood oranges have a particularly good flavour for marmalade. Since it's quite a lengthy process, it's worth making a large quantity as it will keep for up to a year in air-tight jars. Since I made this - I haven't stopped eating it. It's great on toast, but equally good served with cheese or vanilla ice cream!

    Recipe by: Syd

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