Unusual fruit jam: Five quirky farm shop preserves

Rum Gumbo, The Wooden Spoon Preserving Company

The Wooden Spoon Preserving Company jams have been stocked by Newlyns Farm Shop in Hampshire since it opened nine years ago. Their ‘Rum Gumbo’ preserve – loosely named after a creole gumbo soup – contains plums, walnuts, raisins and rum.

Ma Cherie Amour Cherry And Amaretto, Kitchen Garden Preserves

Kitchen Garden Preserves’ boozy Cherry And Amaretto jam bagged a gold star at the 2012 Great Taste Awards. The judges described it as having ‘a lovely aroma and excellent cherry flavour’. Yum!

Dumpsy Dearie Conserve, Christine’s Preserves

Cooked from an old Victorian recipe, Christine’s Dumpsy Dearie Conserve is made from apples and plums spiced up with ginger, nutmeg and lemon for a festive flavour.

Pineapple, Fruity Foods

Gary Hill’s been running Hampshire-based Fruity Foods for four years and says his sweet and golden Pineapple jam is a big hit with children.

‘The kids seem to like it at farmers markets,’ he says. ‘It tastes good on toast or with rice pudding.’

Hot Rhubarb And Ginger, Jules & Sharpie

Doubling up as a relish, Jules Sharpie’s Hot Rhubarb And Ginger jam is a spicy twist on a classic. It contains sweet hot habanero chillies for a fiery kick.

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