Quick fruit jam

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This is a modernist jam which uses agar agar to set it. However, it does not have the keeping qualities of standard jam so it is best to make it in small quantities.

Quick fruit jam
Servings:Servings: 30 - Makes about 1½ standard pots
Calories per serving:14
Ready in:25 minutes (includes 15 minutes resting time)
Prep. time:20 minutes (includes 15 minutes resting time)
Cook time:5 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:19th August 2015

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Easy jam


We use this recipe a lot now we have free access to so much fruit.

Paul R Smith


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  1. Mix the fruit with the sugar in a saucepan and leave for 15 minutes
  2. Stir in the agar agar
  3. Bring to the boil and cook for a minute, then remove from the heat
  4. Transfer to hot or warm, clean jars, before it has a chance to set in the pan
  5. Once cooled, keep refrigerated even if unopened

Recipe source

Lightly adapted from a Molecule-R recipe

Chef's notes

Keep in the fridge at all times and it should last a couple of weeks at least. I sterilised my jars, but I am not sure that that is necessary as the jam should be used up quickly.

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