• 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!


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