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The beneficial properties of dogwood jam have been proven by scientists in the last century. Even after cooking, the berries of the cornel retain many useful properties and become even more tasty. But in order for all households to like the dessert, it is necessary to cook it correctly. The following are the best recipes tested by more than one generation of chefs.

The benefits of dogwood jam

Ripe dogwood looks like coffee beans. It has a sweet-sour taste with pronounced tartness and is used fresh or dried. Very often, the berries are used for the manufacture of various dishes, including jam for the winter. Dogwood jam is not only very tasty, but also healthy.

In cornel many vitamins A, C, E, P

  • It contains vitamins A, C, E, P and many minerals. There is also enough fiber in the berries. This product is able to improve the motility of the stomach and is prophylactic against gastrointestinal ailments.
  • This dessert gives an antioxidant effect, neutralizes radicals.
  • Regulates the amount of sugar in the blood. However, diabetics can use only fructose jam.
  • Reduces the severity of symptoms during a cold and activates the immune system.
  • Cornel is able to increase the amount of hemoglobin in the blood and normalize blood pressure.

Dogwood jam is often prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of skin diseases, oral diseases, anemia, and dysentery.

Interesting! Not all types of dogwood are useful. Jamaican dogwood is poisonous and never used as food.

But, despite its use in certain cases, dogwood jam can not be eaten. It is not recommended to use it for pregnant women, people with dangerous diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, with intolerance to the product and with high blood viscosity. Also, do not eat jam, cooked on sugar diabetics.

Dogwood jam with stone

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Dogwood jam with stone

In the classic recipe for jam, dogwood and bone no extra ingredients. It is very simple and easy to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Cornel - 1 kg;
  • Granulated sugar - 1.5 kg;
  • Water - 1 tbsp.
It is important! To get more juice from the berries, you need to make holes on them with a simple toothpick.

Cooking

  1. Sugar poured a glass of water and bring to a boil. It is necessary to stir with a spoon, otherwise it can burn.
  2. After boiling, in the resulting syrup fall asleep berries, boil for 5 minutes and remove from heat.
  3. After cooling, the jam is put on fire again, boiled for 5 minutes and removed. This procedure must be repeated a total of 5 times. Thus, the syrup will be saturated, thick and acquire a beautiful, ruby ​​color.

After the cornel jam with a bone is boiled for 5 minutes for the fifth time, it is poured into sterilized jars and sealed. It remains only to let them cool down and hide in the cellar.

The recipe for jam made from cornel, pitted

The recipe for jam made from cornel, pitted

Dogwood seedless jam is similar to jam in consistency and appearance. This dessert is convenient to spread on fresh bread, toast, or eat with pancakes.

Ingredients:

  • Cornel - 1 kg;
  • Sugar - 1.5 kg;
  • Citric acid - 3 g;
  • Water - 0.5 l.

Cooking

  1. The berries of the dogwood must be thoroughly washed and then boiled over. They must be drawn until they swell.
  2. When the berries are swollen, the water is poured into a separate container (you still need it), and all the drupes are removed from the cornel. The flesh must be squeezed through a sieve to form a puree mass.
  3. In a separate container is syrup. Sugar and water that remained from the soaking of berries (in the amount specified in the ingredients), mixed and brought to a boil, constantly stirring with a spoon.
  4. After boiling the syrup, add the ground dogwood to it and boil it over low heat until the mass thickens. Usually it takes 5-10 minutes. Foam, if it appears, must be removed.
  5. A couple of minutes before cooking, citric acid is added to the jam. It not only gives sourness, but also allows the jam to keep a pleasant color for a long time and not to crystallize.

The finished jam is poured into cans, sealed with clean, sterilized lids and, after cooling, referred to the rest of the winter preservation.

Very tasty dogwood jam for the winter

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Very tasty dogwood jam with honey

Honey - a useful sugar substitute. With a cornel jam, he adds a spicy note and makes it even more useful. This dessert is recommended for people who prefer healthy eating.

Ingredients:

  • Cornel - 1 kg;
  • Honey - 1 tbsp .;
  • Cognac or rum - 1 glass.

Cooking

  1. The berries are sorted and washed under running water to remove all the dirt, and then dried.
  2. A portion of cornel is softened to a mass similar to mashed potatoes (the bones must be removed), and some of the berries are left intact (with bones).
  3. All berries (softened and whole) must be mixed in a common container and boil over medium heat.
Important! Dogwood jam can not be cooked for a long time, otherwise the berries will become firm!
  1. When the berries begin to boil, the fire is screwed to a minimum and honey is added. The mixture is constantly interfered, so as not to burn.
  2. When honey is heated and mixed with berries, it is necessary to remove the container from the heat and cool.
  3. Chilled jam again put on the fire and boil for 5 minutes, and then cooled again.
  4. After cooling, the jam is placed on the fire for the last time, a glass of brandy or rum is added and boiled for 5 minutes.
  5. It remains only to pour the finished dessert in containers and roll up. Jam jars must be sterilized in advance with the lids!

Five minute jam from cornel

Five minute jam from cornel

In the five-minute jam, the maximum of the beneficial substances of the berries is preserved. Its only drawback is that it is necessary to store jars with rolled up dessert in a cool place like a cellar or a refrigerator, otherwise the jam may deteriorate.

Ingredients:

  • Cornel - 1 kg;
  • Granulated sugar - 1 kg;
  • Water - 100 ml.

Cooking

  1. Berries are washed thoroughly and covered with sugar.
  2. Poured dogwood must be placed on the fire and add 100 ml of water.
Interesting! You can get beautiful color of jam if you soak the berries in soda solution for 5 hours before cooking. On a liter of water is taken a teaspoon of soda with a slide.
  1. Jam is brought to a boil and reduce heat to a minimum. Now you need to boil it for 5 minutes. Appear foam should be removed with a spoon.
  2. When the dogwood jam is cooked for 5 minutes, it is turned off, poured into sterilized jars and rolled.

When this very tasty dogwood jam has cooled, you can put it in the fridge or other cool place.

How to make dogwood jam in a slow cooker

Cornel jam in a slow cooker

The recipe for jam from dogwood in a slow cooker is simple. First you need to wash the berries so that they do not have dirt. It is desirable to remove the stones, although not necessarily. In the bowl, multicookers put peeled berries and berries in a 1: 1 ratio and leave for a while until juice appears.

Interesting! Bone near the cornel is not always easy to remove. To facilitate the process, you can blanch the berries, then the drupes are easily separated from the pulp.

When the dogwood has made juice, you can start making jam. Sugar mass is poured with water (0.5 cups), and in the slow cooker extinguish mode is set for 1 hour. The lid should be closed. When the time is up, jam is poured into cans and sealed. But containers for preservation and cover must be sterilized in advance.

Such preserves, in taste and appearance, are not inferior to what was cooked by the traditional method on the stove, but cooked faster and with less effort.

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