Damson jam

Damson jam ✌🏻

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Ummmmm it MUST be autumn if I’m buying damsons and making jam right?!

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I saw these damsons up @robinsonsiom yesterday and couldn’t resist buying some to make some damson jam. .

You know I’m not a fan of cooking things that take ages so making traditional jam does not appeal to me……

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I decided to try my usual jam making recipe and due to the natural pectin in the damsons it totally worked! Yay! .

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It can be used as a sweet or savoury jam as it got a beautiful tang! I had it on sweet brioche this morning to offset the tangyness 😍

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You need –

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💜 200g fresh damsons (halved and destoned) .

💜 100g runny honey (I used local Manx honey)

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💜2 tbsp water

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💜💜 add all Ingredients to a pan and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat slightly and keep stiring until the skin starts to some away from the fruit.

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💜💜 when most of the skin appears to be separate, pass the mixture through a sieve into a bowl, pressing down with a fork to keep as much of the fruit as possible but leaving behind the skin

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💜💜return to the pan and bring back to the boil.

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💜💜reduce to a simmer and stir occasionally for 10-15 minutes ensuring the jam doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

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💜💜 when thickened pour into a jam jar and pop overnight in the fridge to continue to set ✌🏻

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It’s not a totally set jam but I like mine like that. I love buying fruit in season and there’s so much you can do with damsons! Damson gin anyone?!! .

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