I have posted strawberry jam already in the blog ,got many request on mixed fruit jam and pineapple so thought of posting this .I always make strawberries,mixed fruit and pineapple jam but didn't get a chance to click pics so this time decided to take some pics and post it .Here i have used pressure cooker to cook the fruits which saved my time.
I'll be sharing other jams in this month .For now enjoy making Mixed fruit jam
Makes 700 gms
12-15 strawberries hulled
1 apple seeds removed
250 gms black grapes
1 ripe banana
1 orange deseeded and pith removed
300 gms Sugar*
- Wash the fruits well.
- Hull the strawberries and cut them mix 3-4 tbsp sugar and keep it in the fridge
- Cut the apple with the skin on
- Cut the banana
- In a pressure cooker add all the chopped fruits except orange .
- Mix in the strawberry with the juice
- Add 1/2 cup water ,close the cooker lid and let it cook for 2 whistles.
- Open the cooker once the steam has gone .
- With a wooden spoon or a masher mash all the fruits ,you can blend it too.
- Take a wide non stick pan add the cooked fruits ,sugar and cook till it becomes thick
- Once its thick add the squeezed orange ,you may add the juice alone I added the pulp too.
- Cook till it thickens,it will take about 10-15 minutes
- Take a small mixture on chilled saucer you will see its firm and doesn't slip ,when you push your finger it wrinkles
- This indicates the jam is ready
- Let it cool for 10 minutes then stranger into sterilised glass bottle.
- Let it cool completely only then put the lid
- Store it in the fridge.
Jam thickens once cooled so don't overcook or wait till its very thick it should just reach jam consistency.
You can use any fruits of your choice adding strawberries blueberries plum a and black grapes gives the jam a lovely colour so do add any of these .
This jam was not over sweet it was just perfect for us if you like jam to be very sweet you can increase the sugar .
The fruits I used were all sweet hence I used less sugar
You may skip orange and add 2 tbsp lime juice instead .
While cooking the fruits with sugar you may find the scum coning up ,discard the scum if any.