Seeking to make your individual Christmas present this 12 months or just need to make a seasonal jam with a distinction? We have taken seasonal pears and added the scrumptious flavours of cardamom and ginger for a vegan unfold that is nearly too good to present.
Serves: Makes 2 small jars / Vegan
600g pears, peeled, cored and diced
10 cardamom pods
A thumb sized piece of ginger, reduce into matchsticks
300g caster sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
1. Break up open the cardamom pods to take away the seeds – add these to a pestle and mortar and crush till you may have a nice powder. Add this to a heavy based mostly saucepan together with 2-3 of the cardamom pod skins.
2. Add the pears, ginger and lemon juice, cooking for 10 minutes till the pears launch some liquid. Add the sugar, let it dissolve on a low warmth, then flip up the warmth and boil for 20 minutes.
3. Mash the pear with a picket spoon now that it has softened, then boil for an extra 15-20 minutes till noticeably thickened.
4. Permit to chill barely, then switch to sterile jars.
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