Jam Season

Apricot and Cardamon Jam

Seasonal fruit picked - apricots and spiced with cardamon for a some winter warmth
Apricot and Cardamon Jam on Crumpets Paired with Sri Lankan Speciality Tea


450g apricots

2-4 tablespoons of water

450g caster sugar

1 tablespoon of lemon juice

7 cardamon pods, crushed, I prefer these to be quite large so that when and if you bite into it, there is a whoosh of fragrance


Add the water to the apricots and

Half the fruit and remove the stones and put them into your preserving pan. If the fruits are ripe use less water.

Simmer on a gentle heat and add the sugar and lemon juice. Stir gently until the sugar has dissolved, add the cardamon then boil rapidly until setting point is reached.

Remove and spoon into hot jam jars and seal.