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Who would have thought that rotting fruit could make such a beautiful jelly?

Pete made four jars from the medlars Diana bought us recently.  We let them blet for a couple of weeks, during which time they went from this…

to this…

We followed this recipe of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s, but also added a jar of homemade pectin, as the jelly was struggling to set up.  It was the perfect opportunity to use our baby crabapples, although we only had four, so we added some Pink Lady apples as well.  The crabapples had the most gorgeous rosy centres…

The jelly is a deep orangey-red, crystal clear and well set. We’re looking forward to trying it with roast lamb!

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