If you fancy creating your own afternoon tea at home, or want the perfect filler for your next Victoria Sponge, look no further than this sweet afternoon tea berry jam recipe (opens in new tab). Spread over scones with clotted cream, or layered between sponges, it’s sweet taste and lovely consistency makes it perfect for any occasion.
Simple to make, this jam lasts a long time as long as it’s sealed properly in jars, so whether you’re in the middle of the summer or in the depths of winter you’ll have great tasting summer berry jam.
If you’re new to making jam, this simple recipe is a great place to start as it only uses three ingredients and is relatively straightforward.
Invest in some lovely looking jars and this bright recipe makes a great gift, so you can brighten up your loved ones’ days as well as your own!
HOW TO MAKE AFTERNOON TEA BERRY JAM
- 900g frozen British summer berries
- 900g preserving sugar
- juice 2 lemons
YOU WILL NEED
- a preserving pan, sterilised jars, and waxed discs and lids
- Put the berries and sugar in a preserving pan and add the lemon juice. (If you can, cover and leave for a few hours so that the sugar dissolves and you won’t have to boil it for so long.) Simmer over a gentle heat until the fruit has softened and the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally.
- Bring to boiling point and boil rapidly for 10 to 15 minutes or until setting point is reached. Remove the pan from the heat, allow the jam to settle for a few minutes, then pot into hot sterilised jars, cover with a waxed disc, then seal. It will last for 3 or 4 months.
Jane Curran is a freelance food editor, stylist, writer and consultant based in Cape Town. Former food director of TI Media & woman&home. All about food, wine (dipWSET), gardening and the Arsenal.
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