Assorted Fruits Quick Jam
- 50 g nectarines
- 150 g apricots
- 200 g pears
- 100 g apples - cored and skinned
- 150 g sugar
Wash, clean and peal the fruits.
Cut the fruits in big pieces.
*The fruits must me ripe, kind of soft.
Put the fruits and sugar in a double bottom pot or heavy duty pot and cook on high heat.
Keep on high heat till they start boiling, about 10 minutes or till the fruits are covered with liquid.
Reduce heat to medium and boil 10 more minutes. Check for the fruits to be soft.
If the fruits are not soft, boil for 10-15 more minutes.
Depending on the texture that you want, you can leave the fruits like this, mash them or blend them. I used a potato masher.
After mashing or blending the fruits, boil for another 10 minutes, put in clean jars and seal.
Keep in a warm place, covered, till they are completely cooled.
Store in a dark and cold place, up to 2 years.
After opening, store in the fridge up to 1 month.
Serve with bread and butter, in cakes and cookies, over ice cream (the blended version).
If you want to be sure that the jam is shelf resistant add same amount of sugar like the amount of fruits used. In our case 500 g fruits - 500 g sugar.
I like jams that are not that sweet and we consume them in few months.
It's much easier to find fruits now and doesn't take that long to prepare your own delicious jam.