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Make the most of summer berries and stone fruit with just the touch of a microwave button.This recipe is very easy and is vegan friendly.


Lemon, halved
: 1
Fruit remove stone or stalk and chop fruit
: 500 gms
Sugar (335g)
: 1 1/2 cups

Basic microwave jam


  • Juice the lemon. Place fruit, lemon juice and the rind halves in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Cook, uncovered, on High/100% power, stirring occasionally for 6 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and cook on High/100% power for 20 minutes or until the jam reaches setting point. (To do this, cool some jam on a chilled saucer and run your finger through it. If the jam wrinkles and stays separate it is ready to bottle.)
  • Discard lemon rind and spoon the hot jam into a clean jar. Invert for 2 minutes then turn upright to cool.