Ingredients:

  • 500g fruit
  • 335g sugar
  • Juice of one fruit

This can all be done in one glass bowl! No fuss, no mess and low on electricity!

Method:

Blanche the fruit by submersing it in boiling water for 1 minute

Cut small fruit in half or in quarters for bigger fruit

Squeeze the juice of one fruit over the cut halves and microwave for 6 minutes in a glass bowl

Remove from microwave and immediately, but gently cover the fruit with the sugar

Cook for another 15 minutes – test to see if the syrup is thick enough by dripping some syrup on a small plate and running your finger though it – if too runny, microwave for another 3 minutes

Bottle the preserves in sterilised bottles.

Serve with cheeses and nuts or on a slice of your favourite bread