A real adult jam – rich, dark and with a tempting hint of juicy flavor. Our Dark Muscovado Whiskey Jam captures the essence of sophistication in a jar, perfect for anyone looking to elevate their breakfast or indulge in culinary creativity.
Made from the finest dark muscovado sugar, this delicious jam has a rich and velvety texture that melts effortlessly on the palate. The carefully selected whiskey infusion provides depth and warmth, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that will delight even the most demanding connoisseur.
Spread this elegant jam on freshly baked scones, toast or puff pastry croissants for a breakfast experience that goes beyond the usual. Its complex profile also makes it an ideal companion to homemade cheeses or a secret ingredient in gourmet sauces and glazes.
Prepare to awaken your senses with every spoonful of our Dark Muscovado Whiskey Jam – a true treat for anyone looking for a luxurious twist on a classic jam.
- 1.3 kg Seville oranges
- 2 lemons, juice only
- 2¼kg granulated or preserving sugar
- 450g dark muscovado sugar
- 150 ml whiskey
Make it your own
Replace whiskey with Grand Marnier, Drambuie or Cointreau. Instead of muscovado sugar, use 5 pounds of granulated or preserving sugar and add 2 tablespoons black treacle (add 1 tablespoon per serving). This will make the jam darker.
- Place the whole oranges and lemon juice in a large preserving pot and cover with 2 liters of water. If this isn’t enough to cover the fruit, transfer it to a smaller pan. If necessary, weigh down the oranges with a heatproof plate to keep them submerged.
- Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer very gently for about 2 hours, or until the shell can be easily pierced with a fork.
- Heat half of the white and dark sugar in a very low oven.
- Pour the cooking water from the oranges into a jug and place the oranges in a bowl.
- Return the cooking liquid to the pan.
- Allow the oranges to cool until they are easy to handle, then cut them in half.
- Remove any seeds and pulp and add them to the reserved orange liquid in the pan.
- Bring to the boil for 6 minutes, then strain the liquid through a sieve into a bowl, pressing the pulp through with a wooden spoon; The result is a high pectin content, which ensures that the jam holds well.
- Pour half of this liquid into a preserving pot.
- Cut the peel into rough pieces with a sharp knife.
- Add half of the bowl of warm white and dark muscovado sugar to the liquid in the canning pot.
- Stir over low heat until all the sugar is dissolved, then bring to the boil and bubble rapidly for 15-25 minutes until it reaches setting point.
- Stir in half of the whiskey.
- Remove the pan from the heat and remove any foam from the surface.
- (To dissolve excess foam, add a small piece of butter to the surface and stir gently.)
- Let the jam sit in the pan for 20 minutes to allow it to cool slightly and the peel to settle. Then fill into sterilized jars, close and label.
- Repeat the process for the remaining batch.
Equipment and tools
To make this dark muscovado whiskey jam you will need the following:
- A large preserving pot
- A sharp knife
- A cutting board
- A grater or zester
- A citrus press
- A wooden spoon or spatula
- A candy thermometer (optional)
- Several sterilized jars with lids
This dark muscovado whiskey jam recipe contains no known allergens. However, please note that it contains whiskey which may not be suitable for those with alcohol sensitivity or dietary restrictions. If necessary, you can replace the whiskey with a non-alcoholic alternative.
Storage and leftovers
Once prepared, the dark muscovado whiskey jam can be stored in sterilized jars with tight-fitting lids. Allow the jam to cool completely before sealing the jars. Store them in a cool, dry place, such as a pantry or closet.
If properly sterilized and sealed, the jam will last up to 1 year. After opening, store the jar in the refrigerator and use within 4-6 weeks. Remember to always use a clean spoon when removing the jam to avoid contamination.
Health Benefits of Dark Muscovado and Whiskey Jam
Health Benefits of Dark Muscovado and Whiskey Jam
Dark muscovado whiskey jam not only adds a delicious touch to your breakfast toast but also comes with several health benefits. This unique combination of Seville oranges, dark muscovado sugar and whiskey offers an explosion of flavor while delivering essential nutrients and potential health benefits.
Rich in vitamin C
The main ingredient in this jam, Seville oranges, is an excellent source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that acts as a powerful antioxidant and protects cells from free radical damage. It supports a healthy immune system and supports collagen production, which is essential for healthy skin, bones and blood vessels.
Increases energy levels
The natural sugar and dark muscovado sugar contained in Seville oranges provide a quick energy boost. These sugars strengthen your body and brain and promote improved focus, concentration and productivity. Incorporating this jam into your morning routine will help you start your day with a boost of energy.
Possible antioxidant properties
The dark muscovado sugar used in the recipe contains molasses, which gives the jam its rich dark color. This molasses contains antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that can lead to chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and certain types of diabetes.
May improve digestion
Seville oranges are known for their high fiber content, which promotes healthy digestion. Fiber gives the stool volume, makes regular bowel movements easier and prevents constipation. Additionally, fiber-rich foods help maintain a healthy gut microbiome, supporting overall digestive health.
Enjoy with a twist
If you want to customize this unique jam recipe, you have several options. Instead of whiskey, you can substitute it with other spirits such as Grand Marnier, Drambuie or Cointreau, depending on your preference. Additionally, if you want to intensify the color and flavor, you can replace the dark muscovado sugar with granulated or preserving sugar and add black treacle to darken the jam.
Overall, including dark muscovado and whiskey jam in your diet not only satisfies your taste buds but also contributes to your well-being. Whether you enjoy this delicious spread on a piece of toast or use it as a versatile ingredient in recipes, you can enjoy the numerous health benefits this jam has to offer.