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1.3kg/3lb Raspberries -  hulled but left whole 

1.3kg/3lb Sugar




1. Places layers of the whole raspberries and sugar in a large bowl. Cover and leave for 24 hours.

2. Place in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Boil rapidly for 5 minutes.

3. Return the mixture to the bowl, cover and leave in a cool place for a further 2 days.

4.  Prepare the jars (see notes below).


5. Return the fruit mixture to a large saucepan again, bring to the boil stirring, and boil rapidly for 10 minutes. 


6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes, then ladle into warm jars, cover, seal and label (see notes below).


Use as jam or as fillings for summer tarts



Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm to prevent the jars from cracking when the hot filling is added.


Filling the jars  Fill  to the top then wipe the rims of the jar with a damp cloth. Immediately cover with a waxed disc whilst still hot (wax side down). Allow to cool then cover with cellophane,  securing with a rubber band. For long term storage secure the cellophane with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place.












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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

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Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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