Strawberry, plum, cherry and peach are on a case that people have been following with attention and appetite. Be sure to follow this case on your couch, equipped with a tray consisting of rustic bread, toast or crackers, walnuts and cottage cheese, plain or breaded. We have already lost count of the episodes and the seasons, but the fans are still hooked.
It comes from the simple combination of some fruits well present in Portugal such as strawberry, red peach, Queen Claudia plum and Beira Interior cherry.
Dark colored (wine color), smooth flavor and thick consistency is ideal to accompany fresh cheese, toast, bread, croissants or even as a filling for a pie or cake.
As in all their jams, these fruits that they use are produced in Portugal and come from small local farmers, like strawberry, peach, plum and others not local like cherry.
To achieve the perfect balance, in this jam the quantities of fruit are different from each other, for example, for 1kg of cherries, you need 4kgs of strawberry, 3kgs of peach and 2kgs of plum. This is the only way they can guarantee that it stays balanced and pleasant.
After receiving the fruits they are prepared in different ways:
Strawberry: washed and sliced manually in 4;
Plum: washed, sliced in two, the stone is removed and sliced into thin pieces; they keep the peel of the fruit to preserve all its characteristics
Peach: Washed, peeled, the stone is removed and then laminated into thin pieces;
Cherry: washed, stone removed 1 by 1 and then goes whole.
After this phase it’s time to add the sugar and in low heat they will stir by hand for a few hours until it’s refined. After the jam is purified, they start to mix, also manually, jar by jar and then proceed to pasteurization. When they are removed, they cool naturally and only the next day all the jars are checked, one by one, to make sure that the pasteurization was correct.
Finally, they clean the jars, label and pack them. One more production is ready!!