On a recent trip to our archives department, I came across this recipe in a copy of the “Friend” from September 1870. I don’t know whether I’m intrigued or alarmed by it! Here it is, absolutely word for word. Anyone brave enough to try – or eat – it?
APPLE JAM THAT WILL KEEP FOR YEARS –
Weigh equal quantities of brown sugar and good sour apples; pare, core and chop them fine; make a good clear syrup of the sugar.
Add the apples, the juice and grated rind of three lemons, and a few pieces of white ginger.
Boil it till the apple looks clear and yellow; this resembles foreign sweetmeats.
On no account omit the ginger.
Please note, the jam is not pictured above.
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