Extra Jams

All of our jams are extra jams, having more fruit in than typical supermarket brands. An extra jam has to have a minimum of 45g fruit per 100g product and must be made from whole fruit. Each of our jams is made seasonally and we use hand-picked, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. We use granulated cane sugar in all of our jams and do not add any artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.

Our jams have a best before date one year from the date of production and will be fine kept in a cupboard, larder or other cool, dark, dry place for many months; once opened they should be refrigerated and used within 3-4 weeks.

Jellies are made from only the juice of the fruit strained though a muslin bag, therefore the yield is lower per batch than would be obtained with a jam. Jellies should be clear and not cloudy and may be flavoured with herbs or other spices. Many jellies can be served instead of a jam, for those who don’t like fruit pips for example, but many also make a lovely accompaniment to savoury dishes such as cheese or as a condiment to accompany a Sunday roast. We use granulated cane sugar in all of our jellies and do not add any artificial flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.

Our jellies have a best before date one year from the date of production and will be fine kept in a cupboard, larder or other cool, dark, dry place for many months; once opened they should be refrigerated and used within 3-4 weeks.

All our jams are 340g.

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  • Apricot Extra Jam

    Apricot Extra Jam is a lovely traditional flavour jam and one of our most popular. Our jam is made from halved fresh apricots, which produces a lovely soft set and flavoursome jam. While this is lovely spread on toast it is also commonly used by cake bakers to spread on a rich fruit cake to help a marzipan layer stick to the cake before icing.
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  • Blackberry and Apple Extra Jam

    Blackberries can be found growing wild throughout the UK and are more commonly known as brambles. We use cultivar varieties in our jam, rather than wild grown fruit, which produce larger and more juicy berries although there is no avoiding the pips! Apples belong to the rose family as well as blackberries so these two fruits together make a wonderful combination with a smoother texture than blackberries alone. A spoonful of this jam goes wonderfully in a bowl of rice pudding.
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  • Blackberry Extra Jam

    Blackberries can be found growing wild throughout the UK and are more commonly known as brambles. We use cultivar varieties in our jam, rather than wild grown fruit, which produce larger and more juicy berries although there is no avoiding the pips! Freshly squeezed lemon juice and apple pectin is added to the fruit and sugar to achieve a firm set.
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  • Blackcurrant Extra Jam

    Blackcurrants grow well throughout the northern hemisphere and used to grow wild in the UK. They are full of vitamin C and make a firm set jam that is full of flavour. We hand pick our fruit from two local fruit farms in Esher, Surrey and Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. This preserve is great spread on toast or with scones and cream, but also makes a lovely accompaniment to cheese.
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  • Chuckleberry Extra Jam

    A chuckleberry is a hybrid fruit and has a redcurrant, gooseberry and jostaberry (blackcurrant & gooseberry cross) parentage. This fruit has hints of all three parents and produces a lovely sharp, tart, but sweet flavour with very few seeds. This is our best seller and people tell us it “tastes like jam used to taste”. Use this jam as a lovely alternative to blackcurrant – it has a similar flavour, but more interesting.

    Available late July.

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  • Damson Extra Jam

    Damsons are members of the plum family native to the UK and Ireland, but the fruits are smaller and have a slightly sharper flavour. The fruit when ripe has a lovely blue/black colour and produces a firm set, richly flavoured jam. The fruit we use is hand-picked locally from foraged fruit and we remove most of the stones before cooking, but some are left in while cooking and impart a slight almond flavour to the jam. We do our best to remove these after cooking, but the finished product may contain stones. Available late August.
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  • Gooseberry and Elderflower Extra Jam

    Elderflower is a traditional accompaniment to gooseberry and produces a preserve with a subtly different flavour from gooseberry alone. The flower heads are foraged in June and washed before the small white flowers are added to the gooseberries at the beginning of cooking. When cooked green gooseberries and elderflowers will produce a pink coloured preserve that darkens in the jar over time. Gooseberry and elderflower is a lovely sharp flavoured jam – summer on a spoon!
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  • Gooseberry Extra Jam

    Gooseberries come from the same family of plants as blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries, the Saxifrages. There are many different varieties of gooseberry and we use hand-picked locally sourced green gooseberries to make our jam. We pick the fruit in June at the beginning of the summer season and this is normally the first preserve of the year that comes out of the kitchen. When cooked green gooseberries will produce a pink coloured preserve that darkens in the jar over time. Gooseberries produce a lovely sharp flavoured jam.
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  • Greengage Extra Jam

    Greengages are part of the plum family and all the gages were named after Sir William Gage, who popularised these fruit during the 18th Century. Gages are sweeter and have a more refined flavour than plums, making this one of our more popular soft set preserves. This jam is made from halved, stoned fruit, but occasionally a stone may find its way into the pan.

    Available late August.

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  • Loganberry Extra Jam

    Loganberry is a hybrid fruit of blackberry and raspberry and produces a lovely rich red jam that is not quite as sweet as raspberry and it does contain pips. Most of the loganberries we use are grown in our garden and are fourth generation cuttings that have been rooted and passed down the female line of my family from my great grandmother. This very popular preserve is not widely available and the fruit is available in season during August.
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  • Plum Extra Jam

    Plum jam is a lovely firm set preserve that is lovely in jam tarts or cakes as well as on crumpets or toast for breakfast. Each kind of plum has its own individual favour and we use both red and yellow plums depending on what is in season.
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  • Raspberry and Redcurrant Extra Jam

    Raspberry jam alone is quite sweet, but when combined with the tart redcurrants they take the edge of that sweetness, while still having that lovely raspberry flavour coming through. Team this up with fromage frais or vanilla yoghurt and meringue for a twist on Eton Mess.
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  • Raspberry Extra Jam

    Traditional raspberry jam is a perennial favourite with adults and children alike. It doesn’t get much more traditional than this – I use my grandmother’s recipe, so when people say it tastes just like their Granny used to make it probably does! Raspberries have been grown in the UK for around 400 years and have a wonderful flavour. Raspberry jam is traditionally used as a Victoria sandwich cake filling (without the cream) and is equally good in trifles and in jam tarts. Our Raspberry Extra Jam won one star in the Great Taste Awards 2018. The Judges Said: Very attractive, vibrant colour. Good abundance of fruit seeds, true to the description this is a soft set preserve. A good, complex flavour, some sharp notes balancing out the sweet. A taste of British summer!
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  • Rhubarb and Ginger Extra Jam

    Ginger makes a lovely combination with rhubarb, an edible plant stalk. We use outdoor grown rhubarb that is available from June onwards and has a better flavour than the delicate early forced rhubarb.
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  • Strawberry and Rhubarb Extra Jam

    Another taste of summer, but slightly less sweet than strawberry on its own – a lovely combination that can be used instead of strawberry in cakes, tarts or in the quintessentially English cream tea.
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  • Strawberry Extra Jam

    The UK probably grows some of the finest strawberries in the world, but strawberry jam is one of the most difficult to get a good set due to the low pectin and acid content of the fruit. We hand pick the strawberries throughout the season and cook the fruit within 2 hours of picking so that the quality of the fruit doesn’t deteriorate. We cut the fruit as little as possible so that you will find whole pieces or even whole strawberries within our jam.
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  • Tayberry Extra Jam

    Tayberries are a raspberry/blackberry hybrid and originate from the banks of the River Tay in Scotland. The fruit is similar to a loganberry, but is sweeter and more aromatic. We hand pick the fruit from a fruit grower in Hartley Wintney during their short season – not an easy task! – so this is available in limited quantities. Available late July.
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  • Victoria Plum Extra Jam

    UK grown Victoria Plums are a sweet flavoured, but low calorie fruit full of vitamin C with a low glycaemic index that doesn’t cause spikes blood sugar. The sugar that we add to the fruit will do though! These plums do not store well, so only have a short season during August or into early September. This is a very popular jam, that is available in only limited quantities each year. The fruit is quartered so large pieces of fruit are to be found in the jam – it’s almost a conserve!

    Available late August.

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