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This apple preserve is excellent for sauces or for combining in bakes or desserts. You can add a little sweetener if preferred. Other fruits can be preserved in a similar way.
Makes 1 & 1/2 cups.
- Combine water and lemon juice in a bowl. Peel, core and thinly slice apple into water mixture. Ensure apple is well coated.
- Drain and pack firmly into a 2-cup sterilised preserving jar. Top with a vacuum seal and screw band or similar.
- Microwave on 60% power for three minutes. The seal will be concave when properly sealed.
- The fruit may shrink in the jar and change colour slightly over time but it is still great for sauces and bakes - and for those watching their weight as well.