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30Bake Time

Damson Jam

5 Reviews

  • Egg-Free Recipes
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Looking for a new homemade jam recipe? Give our damson jam recipe a go. Damsons are often the unsung hero of British fruits and make excellent preserves. Damsons are generally not eaten raw due to their sour flavour, this, however, means they are the perfect fruit for preserving.

The sour taste turns into a lovely sweet Damson Jam when mixed with preserving sugar and preserved in sterilised jam jars.

Once you've mastered damson jam, you can pair it with some delicious homemade white bread.

30Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Wash the fruit and put in a pan with the water. Stir until the mixture boils, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2:

    Add the sugar and lemon juice, mix well. Bring to a full rolling boil over the hottest heat.

  3. Step 3:

    Add a small piece of butter and stir constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute.

  4. Step 4:

    Remove from the heat, stir in the apple pectin.

  5. Step 5:

    Skim to remove scum and some stones. Pour quickly into jam jars and cover.


  • For The Jam

    • 1.13kg Damson(s)
    • 1.46kg Silver Spoon White Granulated Sugar
    • 1 Lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
    • 300ml Water
    • 125ml Apple pectin
    • 1 tbsp Butter (unsalted)


  • Large preserving pan
  • Sterilised jars and lids

Nutritional Information

per 20g
  • 65cal Energy
  • 0g Fat
  • 0g of which Saturates
  • 16g Carbohydrates
  • 16g of which Sugars
  • 0g Protein
  • 0g Salt

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