Four-Fruit July Jam

Author: Canadian Living

This gorgeous jam, often called Jewel Jam because of its ruby colour, is one of Canada's finest traditional preserves. Prepare the fruit leisurely, while sitting out in the garden under a tree.

  • Portion size 250 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pitted sour red cherries
  • 4 cups stemmed red currants
  • 8 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 4 cups topped and tailed green gooseberries

Method

Combine the cherries and 2 cups (500 mL) of the sugar in a large preserving kettle. Bring to the boil over high heat and boil vigorously for 5 minutes, stirring almost constantly.

Stir in the gooseberries and another 2 cups (500 mL) of the sugar. Return to the boil and cook 5 minutes. Add the currants, raspberries and the rest of the sugar. Bring back to the boil again, and boil, stirring constantly, until the jam sets, about 5 to 8 minutes.

Remove from the heat, skim and stir for 5 minutes. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.

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