Greengages are a type of plum and make the most delicious jam. I added apples to make a small number of greengages go further.
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Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 20mins
long wooden spoon
2 x 450 ml jam jars
ladle or large serving spoon
jam funnel (optional)
400ggreengages375g stoned weight
155gcooking applespeeled and cored weight
Put two saucers in the fridge.
Wash and rinse two jam jars and lids. Put them on a baking tray in the oven at 100C to sterilise.
Stone and half the greengages. Peel, core and slice the apples. Place into a pan with the water and simmer until soft.
Add the sugar and lemon juice, stir until it is dissolved. Bring to a boil and keep at a rolling boil for 10 minutes.
Take the pot off the heat and test for setting point by putting a teaspoon of jam onto a cold saucer. Place the saucer back in the fridge for 5 minutes. Then push your finger across the Jam. If it wrinkles, then skim off any foam into a bowl and fill the jam into the jars, sealing with the lids.
If it does not wrinkle, then put the jam back on the heat and boil for a further 5 minutes. Repeat the wrinkle test.
Greengage and Apple Jam isn't just a spread for your toast. It makes a really delicious topping for Greek yogurt. Add some fresh dessert apple slices and a sprinkling of granola or some nuts for texture.