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Barbara's Recipes - Jams and Chutneys

Index and introduction to recipes for Jams and Chutneys.



With the fruit season in full swing, I thought it might be useful to others to share my hints and recipes for jams and chutneys.

I've been preserving our garden produce for more years than I care to admit and along the way read lots of recipes, some more helpful than others. I've also developed some of my own as we never seemed to have exact quantities of fruit specified in the recipes or had fruits that did not appear in any of the books.

Some the recipes have been handed down from friends and family.

I've not attempted to provide a comprehensive lesson in jam-making as it is well explained in many books; I only include tips I find useful which I've gleaned from various sources over the years and are not found in all recipe books.

Here are some of the recipes I've found to work for me. I hope you find them useful.

All the measures I mention are Imperial as that is what I'm used to but weights translate easily enough into the metric system so long you are consistent.


The following abbreviations are used for weights and measures in the recipes.

Qty Description
oz ounce
lb pound
tsp teaspoon
tbsp tablespoon
dsp dessert spoon
pt pint

fruit selection
pot of jam
pot of jam
pot of jam
pot of jam

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