Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Weightwatchers Jam

Sweet Raspberry Jam 

Its October, the weathers changing and its the end of life for some of my favourite fruits. 

Now is the time to make jam apparently.  I have attempted to make jam before in a Weightwatchers style but its just never really sweet enough for me, or there's problems with the jam setting or the recipe calls for so much fruit its cheaper to buy a jar of it and also when you go by recipes online it makes far too much jam for 1 household.

So i decided i was going to make raspberry jam because its my favourite.  I was going to use frozen raspberries because for 400g in Superquinn was E2.50 and i was going to try to make just 1 jar of it.  I did.  My Weightwatchers Leader, who is the best sent us an email before the summer for jam and ive been hankering to make her version because she's also a chef.  Its absolutely gorgeous.

This does not taste bitter at all.  Its not overly lemony.  Its exactly what i love in a jam.  I tweaked this slightly just changed the fruit used and reduced the sugar a little but really its gorgeous. 

I had expected it to take hours but it really didn't.  There is some minding on it but not as much work as i had anticipated. 

Weightwatchers Propoints per Serving 1 Each serving is 2 measured Tbl. 

Weightwatchers Propoints per Recipe  12
Serves 12


400g of Frozen raspberries, or fruit of choice
300g sugar
1 tsp of lemon juice


Place fruit in a saucepan over a medium heat and add lemon juice and allow it to heat until juices start to run then add the sugar carry on warming till sugar has dissolved. 

Increase the heat to a boil and fast boil till jam starts to thickens.  If foam starts appearing which it should keep removing with a spoon. 

To check if the jam is ready place a teaspoon of jam  on a plate and leave to cool if it wrinkles when you touch its ready for jarring if not reboil and check again.

Ensure that the jar has been washed in boiling water and the jar is still very hot.  Pour the jam using a funnel such as the top of a mineral bottle into the jar.  Place the lid of the jar very loosely on top and allow to cool to room temperature and then store. 

Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have too!


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  2. Thank you. I will change it at the next post. I'm so glad you like the blog :-)