How to make Fruit Cordials | Rosie Makes Jam Recipes

Fruit Cordials

Fruit cordials are really easy to make and you will never go back to shop bought again - great for children or grandchildren - they love them!


Stripped from stalks
450 g
Sugar, White granulated
1 each

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Sugar, White granulated
Citric Acid

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  1. Recipe can be made with any soft fruit - raspberries, strawberries, blackberries etc - or a mixture
  2. Cook the fruit gently in a preserving pan, with a very little water to prevent sticking
  3. Simmer gently until soft and the juices flow - around 5-10 minutes
  4. Strain through a muslin-lined sieve or jelly bag into a measuring jug
  5. Measure the juice and add 350g/12oz sugar to each 600ml/1 pint juice
  6. Return juice and sugar to pan, add the citric acid and stir over very low heat to dissolve the sugar
  7. Pour syrup into warm sterilised bottles and seal tightly
  8. Use as fruit drink, on ice cream, or in milk shakes
  9. It has an intense flavour quite unlike its commercial counterpart!

How long will it take to make?

Preparation time:
10 mins
Cooking time:
10 mins
Total time:
20 mins

How much?

Will make approximately 500mls/1 pint

Look after it

Will keep 1-2 months refrigerated or sterilise in water bath for 1 year shelf life

This information is based on the standard recipe quantities and has not be updated by Rosie's Ingredient calculator

Useful links

These Fruit Cordials look great in the 250ml Bella Figure Bottle  or the stylish 250ml Milk 

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