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Apple & Ginger Jam

A really quick and easy to make delicious jam. We hope you enjoy trying it, we love it!

1kg peeled, cored, and chopped apples
250ml water
2 lemons chopped in half
1.75kg caster sugar
10cm of fresh ginger, chopped finely
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
100g dark brown soft sugar

•    In a large saucepan, combine apples, water and the lemons, pips and all. Cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the caster sugar, and continue boiling and stirring uncovered for 1 minute, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon and nutmeg.
•    Whilst the jam is cooking, prepare your jars by running through a short hot wash in your dishwasher. Or wash thoroughly by hand, then put in a hot oven to sterilise for 10-15 mins.
•    Remove lemons and any pips and quickly fill jars to within 1cm of the top. Wipe rims clean, and top with lids. Process jars in boiling water for 10 minutes to seal.

This recipe is also fantastic using rhubarb, gooseberries or plums, just leave the cinnamon out and use a vanilla pod instead.

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