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Summer Fruits Jam

Summer Fruits Jam - Fab Food 4 All

It’s that time of year where gardens, allotments and fruit farms are heaving with all manner of gorgeous summer fruits. With this in mind I have developed Summer Fruits Jam. Everyone in my family loved this jam as the combination of strawberries, cherries, blueberries and rhubarb complimented each other beautifully. In fact I had wanted to enter this jam into our local Parish Day Show but it was so popular that we’d eaten it all by the time I found out the date for it! All was not lost as I’m sure many of you know I went on to win first prize with my quickly made Peach & Apricot Jam from ingredients I had in my fridge at short notice!

Summer Fruits Jam - Fab Food 4 All

For more jam recipes containing strawberries you might like the following:

Quick One Punnet Strawberry Jam (1st Prize Winning) – Fab Food 4 All
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Bursting with strawberries cherries, rhubarb and blueberries this Summer Fruits Jam is truly delicious!
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 2 jars
Ingredients
  • 450g strawberries
  • 100g cherries
  • 50g blueberries
  • 50g rhubarb
  • 500g Granulated Sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced + ½ the skin
  • 10g Butter
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry the fruit with a paper towel.
  2. Chop rhubarb into 2cm pieces, hull the strawberries then pit and halve the cherries.
  3. Put all the fruit in a glass bowl and cover with the sugar and lemon juice and leave overnight together with the half lemon.
  4. The next day, put 3 saucers in the freezer ready to test the jam’s setting point.
  5. Clean 2 x 400gl glass jars and lids in your dishwasher (or pour boiling water into freshly washed jars and lids), then put in the oven upright at 140°C for 20 minutes and then turn off the oven leaving the jars to stay warm in there.
  6. Pour the fruit/sugar mixture and half lemon skin into a preserving pan.
  7. Remove a handful of smaller strawberries if you’d like some whole fruits in your jam.
  8. Mash the fruit with a potato masher lightly and then add the whole strawberries back into the pan.
  9. Heat the pan gently until all the sugar crystals are dissolved, stirring to check.
  10. Bring the pan to a rolling boil and time for 10 minutes.
  11. Spoon a few drops of jam onto a saucer, place in fridge and if it crinkles after a minutes when a finger is pushed through it, it is ready, if not carry on boiling for a couple of minutes (at a time) and repeat the test until ready.
  12. Once ready, remove the lemon skin and stir the butter through the jam to remove any scum (or if you would prefer just remove the scum with a spoon)..
  13. Use a small ladle to pour the jam into the warm jars and put the lids on immediately.

Previously published in 2013 on the Good Food Channel.Summer Fruits Jam - Fab Food 4 All

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  1. Hazel Anstey

    Hi I’ve just made your blackberry and apple jam with great success. I’d like to make a strawberry jam along the same lines so assume I could make this as per your strawberry recipe only increasing the quantities. Any tips please

    1. Camilla

      Hi Hazel, I assume you mean my One Punnet Strawberry Jam, yes I would just scale it up to about 1.5Kg and it should be fine, I think the setting time would be about the same but just chill an extra saucer just in case! Also use just ripe strawberries, I’ve been buying them recently and quality has been shocking and no good for jam making.

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    This sounds absolutely delicious Camilla. I’m so in awe of your jams! For a second I thought that was cheese on the bread you’re serving it with – but I’m guessing it’s just very thick butter?!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, yes it must have been a very cold pat of butter and with fluffy white bread there’s the option of holey bread or thick butter sometimes:-)

  3. Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet

    Wow, you’re the queen of jams, Camilla! Looks fab.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Michelle:-)

  4. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    These looks delicious Camilla, no doubt a million times better than that which we buy from the shop. And well done getting first prize with your Peach & Apricot Jam.
    Angela x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Angela, yes shop bought jams just don’t compare to homemade:-)

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    We usually just make our jam with fruit and chia seeds, but I definitely appreciate the “real” thing too. I want this on toast now.

    1. Camilla

      I did try making sugar free chia jam once, trouble was the sweetener tainted it, hubby won’t eat seeds and after 2 weeks it just went mouldy so that blog post never came to fruition.

  6. Heather Haigh

    another gorgeous looking jam. I’m going to be spoilt for choice when the fruits are all ripe

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  7. Eb Gargano

    What a fabulous combination! I do occasionally make jam when I have a few spare moments, but I never think to use more than one fruit – I can quite imagine using a combination of fruits is even better than single fruit jam! Thanks for sharing…and for all the lovely jammy inspiration! Eb x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Eb, this is the best of all worlds with each fruit playing its part:-)

  8. Keri Jones

    Oh my this looks devine! Wish my Grandma still has her eyesight as I know she’d love to make this x

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, sorry to hear that, maybe you could make some for her?

  9. Kavey

    Love the combination of fruits you’ve brought together for this jam, I bet the flavour is so rich and delicious!

    1. Camilla

      It does taste heavenly:-)

  10. Lucy

    Yum what a fabulous idea to use a range of different summer fruits! I’d love to try this and think it would remind me of a summer pudding. Just got to rescue my jam pan from the garden then will try it out!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-) From the garden! What have you been doing with it Lucy!

      1. Lucy

        The kids have been playing with it!! It is full of water currently and needs a good wash!

        1. Camilla

          LOL! Get it back in sharpish:-)

  11. Nadia

    Mmm love a good homemade jam! Especially when it’s packed with so many different fruits 😀

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nadia, it is a truly wonderful jam:-)

  12. Heidi Roberts

    I always make a summer fruits jam with the little bits of fruit at gathered at the end of each season which I freeze till I have enough. Always a winner!

    1. Camilla

      Fab Heidi, a unique jam at the end of every season:-)

  13. Paul Wilson

    Can’t beat homemade jam.

  14. William Gould

    A neighbour of ours makes a lot of jam, so we never bother! It does taste loads better than the shop-bought stuff!

    1. Camilla

      Lucky you:-)

  15. Maddy

    I love the smell of the house when jam-making’s on the go!

    1. Camilla

      Nothing better:)

  16. Ursula Hunt

    Not be long now until the allotment is producing great fruit for jams

    1. Camilla

      I wish I had an allotment:-)

  17. Heather Haigh

    I do like Jam, but I’ve never been brave enough to make my own.

  18. Victoria

    Gosh this looks good.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you. I will have to make this again as I loved it:-)

  19. auntygeek

    I’m not usually a fan of chunky fruit in jam, but this looks lovely, not at all artificial. Yum.

    1. Camilla

      It was superb:-)

  20. Maya Russell

    It’s December, and it’s this time of year I fancy white bread, butter and good jam like this.

  21. Lisa Williams

    delicious such a good use of a trip to a pick your own I can’t wait to try it next summer 🙂

  22. Susan Hall

    Looks delish

  23. prwilson

    My garden is fast running out of summer fruits. 🙁

  24. Evelyn Moffat

    Hit Recipe!!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, we love it:-)

  25. Judith Luscombe

    Brilliant recipe to try when strawberries are plentiful

  26. Eve murphy

    This looks wonderful Mmm

  27. helly01

    I’d eat this with ice cream as well as putting it on toast!

  28. Sue Obrien

    Looks lovely!

  29. Clare Webb

    This looks really yummy! I love making jam.

  30. Michelle Kinsey

    This looks soooo tasty! Think I’ll have to get my butt into gear and make some, I love summer fruits and berries 🙂 Thanks!

  31. my grandma used to make jam with me when i was little, ive never had a go at it by myself but this looks scrummy so i might have to give it a shot!

  32. Samantha Fernley

    Must try this as I’m really trying to get into jam making. I’m over run with fruit on my allotment so I must do!

    1. Camilla

      You won’t be disappointed:-)

  33. Sharon Hingley

    Looks delicious 🙂

  34. Jane English

    This jam looks scrumptious, love the fact it has big pieces of fruit in.

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