APPLE AND BLACKBERRY JAM


Ingredients

2 lb (900g) prepared Apples
1 1⁄2 lb (700g) Blackberries
Juice of 1 Lemon
5 lb (2.3kg) Sugar
1 Bottle Certo

blackberry jam


Method
  • Core and peel the apples, cut into small pieces and put into large saucepan with 1⁄4 pint (140ml) of water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Crush blackberries thoroughly and put into another pan with 4 tablespoons (60ml) of water.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Place in jelly cloth and allow the juice to drain. Measure and add water, if necessary, to make 1 pint (570ml).
  • Add to apple pulp with sugar and lemon juice.
  • Heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved, stirring continually.
  • Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the Certo.
  • Skim, pot and cover in the usual way.

MAKES 7-8lb OF JAM