Want to make some jam? Ok so you’ll have to climb that ladder to pick the fruit on the tree, invest in a very expensive copper basin, fix meters of shelves for storing pots… Stop to stereotypes! You can make jam all year long with fruit from the market, a pan and just a few jars.
Here’s the proof by this ridiculous simple recipe:
Ingredients list: Apple and Pear Jam
For 6 jars:
- 3 apples
- 3 pears
- 4 oranges
- one vanilla pod
- 2 lbs (1 kg) of jam sugar
Cooking instructions Apple and Pear Jam
Peel and chop the apples and pears. Add the orange juice. Split the vanilla bean, retrieving small seeds with a knife and add seeds and pod to the fruit. Finish by pouring the jam sugar.
Mix well over high heat.
Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until boiling (after about 5 minutes of cooking).
Remove the vanilla pod and mix the preparation in a blender before putting back on the fire for an additional minute of boiling.
Spread the jam into jars (previously boiled and drained on paper towels). You can buy your jars here if you don’t have any.
Cut the remaining vanilla bean into 6 pieces and put a piece in each jar, seal with lids and return the pots until they are completely cooled.
Keep them in the bottom of the refrigerator to be ready to fire up at teatime, just in case of a cake attack! Or with some buttered toasts… enjoy!
How was your experience about cooking jam? Please tell me how it goes for you!