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Fruit Jam

Prep Time:10 Minutes
Cook Time:24 Hours

Nutritional Information

This jam can be made with any fruit of your choice. Use the jam on toast or for desserts.


  • 3/4 pounds fruit of choice
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 lemon


  • 1. Preheat EGG to 350 degrees F, using indirect heat, plate setter with feet up and stainless steel grate.
  • 2. Cut your fruit into large chunks, discarding any pits, cores, or heavily bruised sections. Slice a 1-inch wedge from the end of the lemon.
  • 3. Combine the fruit and the sugar in the pot along with the pinch of salt. Squeeze in the lemon and then drop the rind into the pot. Turn the heat on to medium and mash the fruit a little until a chunky texture is reached. Don't mash the lemon too much as you will want to fish it out later.
  • 4. Bring the mixture up to a boil, stirring frequently. When a boil is reached, keep an eye on it, still stirring frequently.
  • 5. When the bubbles become smaller and thicker, after about 5 to 8 minutes of boiling, start checking to see if the jam has set. Remove a spoon from the freezer and dribble several drops onto the spoon. Wait a few seconds, and then run your finger through the jam. If it leaves a distinct track in the jam, it is done. If not, keep cooking the jam and test again a few minutes later.
  • 6. When you test for the set, also taste the cooled jam in the spoon. Add one or two tablespoons more sugar as needed for sweetness or a touch more lemon juice for acidity. Stir it into the jam and continue to cook until the set is reached. (If the jam is set when you tasted it but you want it a little sweeter, add the sugar and cook for a minute or two to dissolve.)

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In our 1/19/16 and 1/20/16 pizza class, we used pineapple instead of cherries.
01-22-2016 at 03:07 PM
In our 5/31/16 and 6/1/16 pizza class, we used strawberries instead of cherries.
06-06-2016 at 01:53 PM

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