Homemade berry jam on spoons and in bowl.
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Awesome berry cherry jam

Author: Katerina | Once a Foodie

Ingredients

  • 100 g strawberries, roughly chopped
  • 150 g cherries, fresh or frozen and defrosted, pitted and halved
  • 1 tbsp natural sweetener, like this one
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp cornflour

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients, apart from corn flour, into a large microwave proof bowl that can be covered with a tight lid and stir until just combined.
  • Cover the bowl with a lid (I use a Tupperware bowl with a lid which allows steam to escape) and place on a plate which is larger than the bowl in diameter - the jam tends to overrun.
  • Microwave on 90% power for 2 minutes 50 seconds.
  • Take the bowl out of the microwave, mush up any large fruit pieces with a fork and add the cornflour. Mix well.
  • Place the bowl back in the microwave (with its lid on) and microwave on 90% power for 2.5 minutes.
  • Take the bowl out, carefully take the lid off (the mixture will be hot) and check if any further larger bits of fruit need mushing up. Let the jam cool down.
  • When cool enough to handle, pour the jam mixture into a clean glass jar, cover tightly with a lid and store in your fridge. It should last at least 2 weeks.

Notes

This recipe is based on a recipe for strawberry and cherry compote from James Wong's awesome cookbook 10-a-day the easy way.
 
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