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Quick fruit jam recipe

Quick fruit jam recipe

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Whip up a quick batch of jam if you've a glut of soft fruit that's gone past its best. You'll just need 300g caster sugar and 300g strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. Perfect for slathering on toast or for sandwiching in a Victoria sponge. See method

  • Makes 5 jars
  • 30mins plus chilling time
  • 255 calories / serving
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 300g over ripe soft fruits such as strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • 300g caster sugar

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    1g 5%
  • Saturates

    1g <1%
  • Sugars

    67g 29%
  • Salt

    0.5g <1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 66.6g Protein 0.5g Fibre 0.9g


  1. Put the soft fruit into a large pan with the caster sugar and crush lightly with a fork. Put the pan over to gently heat and bring to the boil.
  2. Remove the scum that come to the surface with a spoon. Reduce the jam until it becomes quite thick, then pour it into a bowl and allow to cool. Chill until needed.

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