Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is an old country recipe from the Gloucestershire border, which makes use of windfall apples, pears and plums. Yield is estimated.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel and core the pears and apples.
  2. Halve and stone the plums.
  3. Put all the fruit into a large pan with the lemon zest and juice; the ground cloves and bruised ginger root.
  4. Simmer very gently until the fruit is soft; if it starts to stick to the pan add a little water.
  5. Stir in the sugar until completely dissolved and then bring to the boil.
  6. Boil rapidly ( a good rolling boil) for about 15 to 20 minutes until setting point is reached, testing for set on a cold saucer.
  7. Pour into warm, sterilized jars, cover and seal.

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