For what reasons can sugar jam
First of all, this is the result of prolonged and improper storage of the product. If there is a jam straight from the jar, there could be sugar crystals, and other parts products to support its sugared. This process may be exacerbated if stored in the fridge or in the cupboard, leaking closed containers of jam.
To sugar this product may result from improper preparation. This is usually due to adding too much honey or sugar. At the same time, the disadvantage of these products can lead to the appearance of mold in the jam, so when cooking be sure to observe the dosage of sugar in relation to the amount of fruit or berries.
It can also happen that the jam candy by too long cooking. Then the syrup becomes very thick, and fruits and berries lose their flavor and aroma. In turn it raw syrup can also lead to sugared treats, especially if the sugar is completely dissolved during cooking.
How to avoid sugaring jam
It is very important to follow the dosage of the ingredients during cooking. Each recipe and the different fruits require the addition of certain amount of sugar. But, in any case, it should not be more than berries or fruit.
Cook the jam until complete dissolution of sugar. Thus it is better to use intermittent brew, is to boil the dish for 10-15 minutes, allow to cool several hours, then again bring to a boil. Due to this, the sugar will dissolve much better and stronger fruits soaked syrup and at the same time do not have time to lose their flavor.
As soon as berries or chopped fruit slices start to become translucent, jam remove from heat, otherwise it will be overcooked. If the ingredients are heavily darkened, then jam, most likely, later Sacharissa. At the same time, it should not be rolling sooner than you will feel the fruits and berries start to release their flavor and aroma. Properly brewed jam should not spread, if you drop it on a plate.
To prevent sugaring you can also add at the end of cooking 3-5 g of citric acid, previously dissolved in 50 ml of hot water. But while cooking you need to constantly carefully remove the foam. And finally, put the finished product in sterilized glass jars and throw them also sterilized lids. Cold the jam should be stored either in the basement or in the refrigerator.