Tropical Fruit Preserve
Place the sugar, water, lime juice, vanilla pods and cloves in a large stainless steel saucepan.
Cook over a moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until a syrup forms. Add the melon and stir well.
Cook for 10 minutes until the melon is soft enough to mash. Remove the melon using a slotted spoon and transfer to a food processor.
Puree until smooth then whisk back into the syrup.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (150°C fan) | 325F | gas 3. Place a 1 lb jam jar in the oven and sterilise for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and place on a heatproof surface.
Pour the jam into the jar and cover the top with a waxed disc. Seal immediately and let the jam cool to room temperature before serving or storing.