Easy Sloe jelly

Ingredients for sloe jam

Ingredients for sloe jelly ….. and sugar!

There is an abundance of sloes in the hedgerows now – I’ve always fancied making something other than sloe gin it’s quite easy all you need for sloe jelly are sloes, apples, lemons and sugar…….could be a nice Christmas present?

Chopped up apples and sloes

Chopped up apples and sloes

Freeze all your sloes for a few days – then they’re ready to use, you don’t need to prick them…

Cooked apples, sloes, sugar and lemon

Cooked apples, sloes, sugar – lemon juice not added yet

Country Living do a really easy receipe see this link http://www.allaboutyou.com/food/recipefinder/sloe-jelly-recipe-56283

Sloe juice draining - DON'T squeeze the bag or it will go cloudy!

Sloe juice draining overnight – DON’T squeeze the bag or it will go cloudy!

Photo: Country Living

Photo: Country Living

Just  had a big dollop with a lovely fresh roast chicken from the market, delicious. It’s great with any roasted meat, especially roast pork, and can be added to almost any sauce. Really piquant taste with a sweetness to it. Try it!

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