Asked by: Brais Demange
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th April, 2020

How do you check jam setting point?

Setting point for jam is 105c (220F) so a good way to test for setting point is to have a sugar thermometer clipped to the side of your saucepan, with the end dipped in the boiling jam mixture. Once the boiling mixture has reached the correct temperature then your jam should set.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do you know if jam is at setting point?

1) The Saucer Test If it runs slow, it's set! You can also let the spoonful of jam sit on the cold plate for 30 seconds and then push it with your spoon or finger. If it wrinkles up, you've reached your setting point.

Also, how do you test for gel stage? Gel stage test Place 1 tsp (5 mL) hot jelly or jam on plate and freeze for 1 minute. Remove from freezer. Surface should wrinkle when edge is pushed with finer, as seen in image at left. If not, continue cooking your jam or jelly and repeat test every few minutes.

Secondly, how long does it take for jam to reach setting point?

Jam can take up to a week to achieve its finished set. Don't declare it a failure ten minutes out of the canner.

How do you test for pectin?

Take one teaspoon of clear boiling fruit juice and drop into a cold glass or cup, allow it to cool for a minute and then add three teaspoons of methylated spirit and swirl it around or gently shake. If there is only a medium amount of pectin, several small clots will form.

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