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Gooseberry Jam (2 ingredients)

Prep Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 1 jar


  • 400 g gooseberries, washed
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 200 ml water


  • Place the gooseberries and 200ml of water in a large pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for around 10 minutes until the fruit is soft and pulpy.
  • Add the sugar and stir over a gentle heat for another 10 minutes or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, bring the mixture to the boil and boil for further 10 minutes, stirring constantly to make sure it does not burn. The mixture should start to thicken up as it cooks.
  • Pour the mixture into a jar and seal. Keep in the fridge.


How to test if the jam is ready?
You can test if your jam is ready by placing a small saucer or plate in the freezer for 5-10 minutes (it needs to be cold to touch). Once you boil the mixture and it starts to thicken up and you think it might be ready, spoon a little of the hot conserve onto the cold saucer and return to the freezer for 2 minutes. Take out of the freezer and run your finger through it. If it’s ready, it will wrinkle up. This means it is ready to take off the heat and pour into a jar. If this doesn’t happen, don't worry! Just boil the mixture for another 5 minutes or so, and keep testing until it does!