Makes 8 x 8oz jars This is a great little recipe for using up mixed summer berries, frozen berries work equally well.
You will need
1.5 Kg mixed summer berries 1kg granulated sugar with pectin Juice of 1 lemon 8x 8oz jars
- Wash all the fruit except any raspberries as they’re so delicate. Roughly chop any strawberries. Put the black/red currants in a pan and add 100ml of water. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes to soften the skins (or they will toughen when you add the sugar).
- Add the rest of the fruit with the sugar and lemon juice. Heat slowly, stirring a little to help the sugar dissolve, then bring to the boil and boil rapidly until the setting point is reached on a sugar thermometer (do the wrinkle test), skimming any scum that rises.
- Cool for ten minutes, to ensure bits of fruit don’t bob up and stay at the top. Pot in warm, dry, sterilized jars, cover with waxed paper disks and seal. This keeps for a year; refrigerate once opened.