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Easy Greengage and Apple Jam Recipe

Easy Greengage and Apple Jam

Janice Pattie
Greengages are a type of plum and make the most delicious jam. I added apples to make a small number of greengages go further.
4.58 from 14 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course jam
Cuisine British
Servings 30
Calories 73 kcal


  • weighing scales
  • large pan
  • long wooden spoon
  • 2 x 450 ml jam jars
  • ladle or large serving spoon
  • jam funnel (optional)


  • 400 g greengages 375g stoned weight
  • 155 g cooking apples peeled and cored weight
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 500 g sugar


  • 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.


Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 49IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 1mgIron: 1mg