Friday, 8 July 2011

Make your own pomegranate jam or jelly

The listed ingredients will make about 3  medium jars of delicious pomegranate jam or jelly

1 litre of freshly squeezed pomegranate juice; 150g of pomegranate seeds (from about 3/4 of a pomegranate) - leave the seeds out if you are making jelly; 800g grams of sugar; 50 millilitre of freshly squeezed lemon juice and a finely chopped green apple or home made pectin 

Mix the sugar with the juice in a pan and heat gently whilst stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for about 45 minutes whilst stirring occasionally and skimming off any foam that appears. After 45 minutes  the jam should begin to set.

Setting can be checked by placing a small amount onto a small plate and after 30 seconds checking to see if a crust is apparent which means your jam or jelly has set. Once set pour into previously sterilised jars and, after cooling, store in a cool dark place until required.

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