Thursday, 14 October 2010

Mixed Fruit Jam

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother ~ Abraham Lincoln
Like I said in my previous post, to celebrate my mom’s birthday I chose to share a couple of recipes that she was an expert in. Today would have been her 58th birthday and we terribly miss her absence. I always wanted to be like her in all aspects of life-whether in behavior, looks or in cooking skills…. I really don’t know how successful I have been in following her footsteps… Today on her birthday I am sharing her Jam recipe with you…..We never used store bought Jams at home…. Mom always used to make Pineapple Jam, Pazham /Banana jam (my favorite) and Mixed Fruit Jam depending on the season and availability of fruits…. Recently I also made Mixed Fruit Jam …so here is the recipe for Mixed fruit Jam…




Mixed Fruit Jam

Ingredients:

Mixed Fruits-2kg (You can use a mix of any well ripe fruits that are available, like Apple, Banana, Ripe Papaya, seedless black grapes, Pineapple, peach, strawberry etc)
Sugar-2kg
1” long Cinnamon sticks-6
Whole cloves-24 nos
Citric Acid-1 tsp



Method:
  • Clean and chop fruits. Put them in a heavy bottom pan along with just enough water to cover the fruit pieces. Boil till the fruits are tender.
  • Turn off the heat and cool the fruits completely and puree this in a blender and strain. (If you like to have some fruit bites in your jam you can completely omit this process and continue cooking by crushing the fruits with the back of a spoon).
  • Add sugar, cloves, cinnamon and citric acid to the fruit pulp and boil the mixture.
  • Remove any scum that may appear on the surface.
  • Stir constantly with a wooden spatula till it thickens.
  • Turn off the gas, cool slightly and pour into sterilized glass bottles placed on a wooden planks to avoid the breakage of bottles.



Note:
How to find out if the Jam is ready:
  • A drop of jam put into a glass of cold water will gel.
  • If you lift the spatula and allow the jam to pour, it should flow together.
  • Pour a few drops on to a plate; if it spreads easily, then the jam is not ready; if it stays firm without moving,the jam is ready.



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22 comments:

  1. Oh was that look so so so delicious .. sure home made are best.. by the way ur mom is so pretty.

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  2. This looks perfect! Bookmarked. Thanks for sharing your moms recipe.

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  3. Beautiful looking glossy jam..Ur mom looks so pretty..

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  4. Yet another year has passed by filled with her memories!
    May the soul continue to rest in peace!
    Hugs to you dear!

    Jam looks perfect with brilliant pictures!

    Loving the post so much!

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  5. May her soul rest in peace dear.....Felt sad after reading this post...a warm hug to you..
    Btw, loved the jam and the recipe..

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  6. Food to most is very personal. It reminds us of one important person who created it for us. Our mother. Thanks for the recipe and reliving your experience with you mom.

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  7. Swapna,
    Mixed fruit jam is my favorite, this one looks so good. Swapna,your mom is what you are, i am sure she knows how all of us think that you are an adorably talented woman. Love you!

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  8. Fresh home made jam with bread...looks tempting..sure better than kissan jams :)

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  9. I love the way you do a tribute to your mom every year. I still have not gathered up the courage to even talk about her.. every time I do I seem to have a breakdown. Thanks for visiting me Swapna & leaving behind those words. Means a lot to me.

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  10. this is more or less like my amma's recipe too. but she is no avid jam maker. the final product looks better than a commercial version!

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  11. this is more or less like my amma's recipe too. but she is no avid jam maker. the final product looks better than a commercial version!

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  12. Hidear,its looks very yummy,yummy.looks like the same of my mamma's recipe

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  13. Do we strain the cloves and cinamon

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    1. But then they will come in between when we will spread it on bread???

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    2. I mean when we don't strain cloves and cinamon then they will be very much visible in Jam. How come?

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    3. Yes it will be you can remove it while spreading or if you don't like it is visible in jam you can powder it and add.

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  14. hi swapna tx for sharing the recipe.What is the shelf life of the jam?

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  15. Hi swapna tx for sharing the recipe. What is the shelf life of this jam? tx in advance

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  16. hi swapna tx for sharing the recipe.What is the shelf life of the jam?

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    1. It will stay for a long time if stored properly Manisha... I have kept it for almost 6 months :)

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