I love it when strawberries are cheap, which thankfully they are at the moment. What a great excuse to make up a batch of scones in your Thermomix smothered in jam! For this recipe I use frozen pitted cherries for convenience. We love the flavour of the strawberries and cherries combined in this jam and the colour is just so rich and beautiful. Try the jam on pancakes, waffles, stirred through a cheesecake, in a tart, dolloped on top of a pavlova, as a ripple in a cake, on a scone or just on toast…. or maybe just on a spoon! :)
This recipe is based on the wonderful Strawberry Vanilla Jam recipe by Tenina and is being published with Tenina's permission.
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- 300g pitted cherries, fresh or frozen
- 300g strawberries, fresh or frozen, cut in half if large
- 300g raw sugar
- 1 large sliced Granny Smith apple, including pips, core and skin, quartered
- 1 teaspoon ThermoFun Vanilla Bean Paste
- Place all ingredients into TM bowl and chop 5 sec / speed 8. Scrape down.
- Cook 35 mins / Varoma / speed 2 / MC off, placing simmering basket onto TM lid to prevent spatter.
- This jam thickens on cooling. To test consistency, use a cold saucer, spoon a teaspoon of jam and run your finger through. If longer cooking required, cook in increments of 5 mins until you're satisfied.
This recipe is NOT to be doubled.
Stay close to your Thermomix if using fresh cherries as it can get messy!
Sterilise jars using preferred method.
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This was a great recipe. We like a chucky jam so not blitzing 1/4 of the cherrys in the first step then adding them before 2nd step turned out brilliantly. Thinking this is a great base recipe for other fruits too.
Pleased to hear you enjoyed it Kylie. And yes any fruits can be used. I did it just the other day with peaches! Delicious!
Instead of using berries and cherries I had some soft peaches to use. I only changed the fruit and used the same ratios of other ingredients. Tastes delicious 😋
oh Anne you had me at peaches!! Sounds divine! :)
Apple Leicester says
Can I use less sugar?
Hi Apple, you can but the sugar ratio in Jams is for preservation purposes - 50% of weight of fruit. If you use less than this, the jam will have a shorter shelf life. Keep in fridge and it should be ok for a couple weeks but use caution for longer than that. Enjoy! :)
Can you use a mix of fresh and frozen fruit
Yes you sure can Amanda :)
Roxy Issanchon says
How long does the jam last refrigerated? thanks
Hi Roxy - I'd estimate 4-5 weeks in the fridge. Assuming you sterilised the jar and use a clean spoon every time. :)
This is truly a delicious jam, the colour is gorgeous! I'm making batches up right now for Xmas gifting while strawberries are cheap and I was able to get frozen cherries half price at the supermarket. Recommend!
Thanks Tania - we love it too! Great finding the frozen cherries at half price too! :)
Good morning :) What happens to the pips, core and skin? Do we remove them once cooked? Thanks!
Hi Christine - the pips, core and skin stay in as they get blitzed in step 1. Enjoy! :)
How does this jam set? I feel like the recipe is missing a crucial ingredient?
Hi Lisa - there is pectin in the berries and the apple which is a setting agent. :)