Yup. Jam. In the microwave.
This is brilliant for several reasons. Firstly, it lets you easily use a small haul of fruit that you don’t want to eat raw, for example due to bitterness or dryness. Secondly, it takes no time at all: it means you can make a small amount of jam without feeling like you wasted the time cooking and washing-up. Thirdly, it’s delicious.
I made it because I wanted to see if it could be done and also had some crabapples, wild raspberries that were a little dry and early blackberries.
So here’s the recipe.
-30g of sugar to every 100g of fruit
-any spices you may want
-1 small microwaveable bowl
-handheld blender (optional)
1: Mash or blend the fruit in the bowl.
2: Add the sugar, stir.
3: Microwave on the defrost setting. Keep an eye on it. It will probably take 10min for anything under 500g, but it could take less depending on your microwave!
4: When the fruit juices are looking syrupy and thick, but still pour confusingly easily, place the bowl in the fridge. Maybe let it cool first if you made a lot, so as to not disturb your fridge temperature.