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Strawberry-gooseberry Jam

Strawberry-gooseberry Jam created by Jenny Sanders

I have never managed to get plain strawberry jam to set, partially because I absolutely refuse to add sufficient sugar. Adding gooseberries (or currants) ensures a good set, and adds a very nice tangy flavour too.

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  • Wash the gooseberries and put them in a sauce pan with the water.
  • Cover and bring them to a boil, stirring gently, until they are all popped.
  • Press through a sieve, and reserve the puree.
  • Discard the skins, stems and seeds.
  • Gently rinse the strawberries and drain well.
  • Mash them lightly.
  • Mix the gooseberry puree, strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a large pot.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves.
  • Boil hard until the mixture just reaches the gell stage, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and skim.
  • Seal in sterilized jars.
  • Process in boiling water for 5 minutes.
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"I have never managed to get plain strawberry jam to set, partially because I absolutely refuse to add sufficient sugar. Adding gooseberries (or currants) ensures a good set, and adds a very nice tangy flavour too."
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  1. Kate57
    I have one small gooseberry bush and it was heavy with fruit this year. Picking the gooseberries and making this jam was a great project for my visiting Granddaughter this week-end. The jam set up nicely and there is a sweet/tart flavor we very much enjoyed.
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  2. Wendy-Bob
    I was gonna post this recipe but you've beaten me to it! I really like this jam. We get a lot of strawberries at this time of year and while I love them fresh, I'm not so keen on them in jam for some reason. This recipe really gives it that sumthin' sumthin' though and is a great recipe that's easy to make. Incidentally I make mine with still-green gooseberries just cos that's how I like them best! Mmmm!
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  3. Cinda Lu
    Thanks for posting! I had gooseberries, I had strawberries, wanted to make jam. It is good! It set up perfectly, was easy and DH and my mom like it alot.
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  4. Jenny Sanders
    Strawberry-gooseberry Jam Created by Jenny Sanders
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    Strawberry-gooseberry Jam Created by Jenny Sanders
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