November 17, 2025
Jam, Marmalade & Canned Fruit
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This is our sweetest workshop and the one to teach you how to transform seasonal fruit into perfect jams and marmalades, plus you’ll learn how simple it is to make your own version of canned fruit. We’ll share with you all of the fundamentals of sweet preserving from ‘setting point’ to storage and explain how important pectin, acidity and temperature is when preserving fruits. Traditional and modern methods will be discussed and there will lots of guidance and inspiration for interesting fruit combinations and flavours, plus plenty of tastings! After this class you can throw away your jam recipes and start preserving on your own. So, join us for some sweet talk and go home with all kinds of treats for the pantry.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE:
- Perfectly set seasonal jam
- Sweet spiced bottled fruit
- Cornersmith’s signature marmalade recipe
At the end of class enjoy a sweet Cornersmith plate with plenty of jam and cheese, plus our beautiful house made garden tea.
Where are the workshops held
All our workshops are held at Cornersmith Picklery, 441 Illawarra Road, Marrickville corner of Warren Road.
You can call us on (02) 8964 7463.
Parking and public transportation
We don’t have allocated parking, but we are located in a residential area. There are no parking meters or parking restrictions on Warren Road or Renwick Street. We are walking distance from Marrickville train station, and the 423 bus stop is a few meters from our door.
What to wear
The only requirement is to wear closed toe flat shoes. We will provide aprons.
What to expect in a Cornersmith workshop
All our workshops are relaxed with a focus on home cooking skills. We keep our numbers small (12-16 people) to maximize your experience, and engagement with the topic and the teacher. You will leave with the knowledge and confidence to continue your cooking adventures at home.
In our hands-on workshops, you will make a number of recipes, with some to enjoy in class and the rest to take home, along with all of the recipes. We recommend bringing a few spare jars or containers to these workshops (in case any extra is made) and a carry bag to take your bounty home in.
In our demonstration classes, you will be shown the recipe/s step by step, with plenty of tasters along the way. There is no need for spare jars or containers in these classes. If you are unsure of what type your class is, please check the description of your workshop on our website or call 02 8964 7463
Dietary requirements for refreshment
You will be provided with refreshments and a light snack during the workshop. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements when making your booking, and we will do our best to accommodate (some workshops cannot be altered, please check specific workshop description). Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate dietary requirements with less than 48 hours’ notice.
We have a strict 14-day cancellation/transfer policy. Workshop bookings are non-refundable, but you are welcome to send someone in your place. Please ensure that you have read our cancelation policy. Click here to read more.
For last minute booking cancellations (less than 24 hours) please call 02 8964 7463 to notify staff you will not be attending.
We take private group bookings for 8 or more people. Please get in contact via [email protected] for more information on our private workshop packages.