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Post by Dandelion on 6th June 2015, 9:43 am

The gooseberries are just right for making green gooseberry jam - but I haven't got time! My plan is to pick the weight I need for the recipe and freeze it, to make the jam at a later date. My question is: not having made jam with frozen fruit before, should I put slightly less than the amount of water indicated in the recipe into the jam? I'm assuming that the frozen fruit will make a lot of its own juice. The recipe is 3lb of berries, 3lb of sugar and a pint of water. Would 3/4 pint be better?

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Post by freebird on 6th June 2015, 7:57 pm

I would say no, Dandelion. Frozen fruit doesn't make any extra water - it just tends to go mushy so it seems as if it does. What you might find is that it needs a little help with some extra pectin. Gooseberries are pretty high in pectin I think, so should be fine without extra. However, I'm not an authority on this - I've only ever made jam with fresh fruit. Others may have differing views.

I've made marmalade with frozen fruit before, and find I need to boil it a bit longer to get it to set, but apart from that it's fine.
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Post by Dandelion on 6th June 2015, 10:43 pm

Thank you. The fruit is sitting in the kitchen ready to go in the freezer - I'll let you know how I get on!

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