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    • Ianna
    • By Ianna 16th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
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    Christmas jam flavour suggestions?
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    • 16th Sep 17, 6:22 PM
    Christmas jam flavour suggestions? 16th Sep 17 at 6:22 PM
    Hi everyone

    Sorry to mention the C word already, but I'm going to start making jam for Christmas soon. I've been trying to think of Christmas that don't need expensive ingredients but people will actually eat. Also I've made chutney but not jam so easy fruit is a must!

    Any ideas? I thought plum but I've asked people and they wouldn't eat that.
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 16th Sep 17, 6:27 PM
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    Any ideas? I thought plum but I've asked people and they wouldn't eat that.
    Originally posted by Ianna
    Ask them what they do like?
    • Artytarty
    • By Artytarty 16th Sep 17, 7:12 PM
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    Rhubarb and ginger.

    Some more ideas here http://www.countrylife.co.uk/food-drink/the-very-best-festive-jams-and-preserves-14791
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    • Apollonia
    • By Apollonia 16th Sep 17, 8:50 PM
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    Today I made apple jelly. The basic recipe is from here -

    http://www.cottagesmallholder.com/recipe-for-old-fashioned-apple-jelly-43/

    I added a stick of cinnamon, a few cloves and some nutmeg - can't get more Christmassy than that!

    I'm going to make more next week with chilli flakes in it.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 16th Sep 17, 9:44 PM
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    there's an easy apple jam recipe here. http://allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/8053/apple-jam.aspx

    Apple jelly is also nice with a few dried cranberries added to each jar
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 16th Sep 17, 11:10 PM
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    I'm linking to a blog as I can't find the recipe elsewhere online (so I have no idea what else might be on there ...) but I can highly recommend Christine Ferber's Nougabricot Jam (scroll down, it's the second recipe)- it's an apricot jam with honey, orange, almonds and pistachios and it's lovely. If you're quick you might be able to score some reduced apricots before the end of the month
    • Floss
    • By Floss 17th Sep 17, 7:38 AM
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    Rhubarb & ginger
    Spiced marmalade
    Whisky marmalade
    Spiced apple jelly
    • monnagran
    • By monnagran 17th Sep 17, 11:08 AM
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    Clementine and Cointreau marmalade. Great success last year.
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    • By carlislelass 17th Sep 17, 11:13 AM
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    Plum jam is lovely
    • Prinzessilein
    • By Prinzessilein 17th Sep 17, 1:12 PM
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    I wouldn't say no to a nice jar of plum jam!...A touch of spice would make it 'festive'.

    Cherry jam would take spices well...and a touch of something alcoholic too...that would make a Christmassy jam.

    Or you could make a fruit curd instead of a jam?...maybe something other than the usual lemon....lime curd is delicious....or you could do orange with a few warm spices.
    • grandmasam
    • By grandmasam 17th Sep 17, 2:43 PM
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    I've just made raspberry and prosecco jam...its delicious. Frozen raspberries, little bottle of booze,only £1.50 in aldi, and 1kg of jam sugar, potted into small jars.

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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 17th Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    Make what you want ... and buy a 30p jar of cheapo jam for those who curl their lip up at it.
    • Apple-shaped
    • By Apple-shaped 17th Sep 17, 3:57 PM
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    I made cranberry and apple jam last year it was lovely. I used value apples and tesco had bags of frozen cranberries in from around october, had some left over to make fresh cranberry sauce at xmas too��
    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 17th Sep 17, 4:08 PM
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    I was just thinking cranberry and apple sounds a christmas flavour and wondering it it's actually a thing, and was about to google and then saw the last reply.

    The only time I've made jam, was at school in the early 80s and it was plum. It's not a common flavour nowadays, but unless the recipients actively dislike plums, my thoughts are that they say they dislike the idea of it rather than they wouldn't touch it if receiving some.

    I looked today at Tesco, and they do do a plum jam for 75p, so if you were thinking of making it for household members then I'd be tempted to buy a jar, and let them try some and see if they really do dislike it. If they find they're pleasantly surprised, make your own.
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 17th Sep 17, 8:33 PM
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    Christmas pudding jam. Make plum jam with an infusion of pudding spices in a muslin bag whilst boiling and some raisins/currants/sliced peel in it, maybe even some slivered almonds for the marzipan element?

    Don't tell them it's made from plums. They won't realise.
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    • Apple-shaped
    • By Apple-shaped 18th Sep 17, 10:08 AM
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    Lots of good jam recipes here including Christmas ones...

    https://www.thewi.org.uk/what-we-do/recipes/jams-and-other-preserves
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