Wood apple Jam – Three Ingredients Jam
Wood apple, also known as “bael” in India, has loads of health benefits. Bael fruit has other names like wood apple, elephant apple, and monkey fruit. Its sweet pulp is filled with nutritious benefits. You can make wood apple juice, wood apple chutney and also wood apple jam. Wood apple jam is very easy and with very few ingredients delicious jam is ready.
Woodapple – 1 medium
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Juice of one lemon
Break open the fruit and using a spoon scoop the pulp and place in a large bowl. Put 1/2 cup of water and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes using your palms gather and squish the pulp to separate the seeds and juice the pulp. Press the juice through a sieve to strain the fibers and seeds from the thick pulp. Add strained wood apple pulp in a nonstick pan and cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
Add sugar and cook for another 10 minutes on low flame. Once jam starts to thickens switch off the flame. Allow jam to cool down and then add lemon juice and mix well.
Enjoy Woodapple Jam with hot parathas or with vanilla ice cream.
*Lift jam with a spatula and pour jam, it should flow together and not in drops.
* Pour few drops of prepared jam on a plate if it spreads then it’s not ready if it stays firm without moving then the jam is ready.
* Allow to cool and store in sterilize glass jar.
*Keep jam in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon. It last long for 2 months.