Saturday, March 9, 2013

Strawberry Conserve


Conserve is whole fruit jam.  As no water is added, an intense flavour results.   To make this Conserve I researched many recipes and took from several the ingredients and  method that I thought best suited the TMX. This recipe makes about 1  3/4 to 2 cups. 

Ingredients

500g. Strawberries, stems removed and washed.
350g sugar
1 dessertspoon of Vanilla. ( I used home made)
Juice of 1 small Lemon.
1/2  green Apple, washed and cored, and cut into 1/4 s.
2 teaspoons of Jam Setta.

Method

COOK WITH CAP OUT

Drop apple on to spinning blades, speed 5 / 5 seconds.
Add all remaining ingredients.
Cook, 25 mins/ temp 100/ speed 1
Increase temp to Varoma / 10 mins / speed 1. ( if boiling up through hole switch back to 100. )
Test for setting on small dish in freezer.
Bottle in sterile jars, screw lids on turn upside down for 10 mins.
Store in a pantry.  Once opened store in fridge. 

Notes.
The first boil at 100 allows for some evaporation, so that when the temp is increased,  it should not boil over.  However a lot depends on the amount of water in the fruit. 
The addition of green Apple, Lemon Juice and Jamsetta assist in the setting as Strawberry jam is notorious for not setting.

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