Jams

Apple Gooseberry Jam – Healthy Jam

A fruity delight that smoothly spreads on the toasted bread. This apple gooseberry jam is easy to make and preservative free.

Apple Gooseberry Jam is a healthy combination of apple and gooseberry. Gooseberry which is also known as Amla. It’s a potent source of Vitamin C and also contains iron and calcium.

Pectin is a naturally occurring substance that makes jellies gel and gives jams their spread consistency. Apples contain a particularly high amount of pectin which helps jam to set. Apple pectin is available in the skin and pulp of fresh apples.

I also added one small beetroot for giving perfect red color and this makes jam even more healthy.

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Apple Gooseberry Jam

Apple Gooseberry Jam – Healthy Jam

Ingredients :

Apple – 4 small
Gooseberry – 6
Beetroot – 1 small
Sugar – 1 & 1/2 cups
Water – 1 & 1/2 cups
Juice of half lemon

Method:

  1. Put the chopped apple (with skin), gooseberry, beetroot in a deep non-stick saucepan with 1 & 1/2 cups of water. Cook, it covered for 10 minutes on medium-high flame.
  2. Switch off the flame and allow to cool down completely.
  3. Grind boiled apple, gooseberry, and beetroot into a smooth puree. It yields 2 & 1/2 cups of puree.
  4. Now add sugar and cook on medium-low flame for 10 minutes. Once jam starts to thickens switch off the flame.
  5. Allow jam to cool down and then add lemon juice.
  6. Mix well and store in a clean glass jar.
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Healthy Jam

Tips :

  • Lift jam with a spatula and pour jam, it should flow together and not in drops.
  • Pour a 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 jam to cool completely. Then store in a clean and dry glass jar.
  • Keep jam in the refrigerator after every use. Use a clean and dry spoon. It last long for 3 months.
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Healthy Breakfast Spread

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