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Homemade Kiwi and Apple Jam

Posted on: 11th April 2013

Posted in: Recipes

This is one of my homemade jam recipes – a great way to use up fruit that needs eating. I made it with my children and we enjoyed it spread on our homemade healthy scones – see other recipe. People think you need special equipment to make jam (heavy-based pan, jam thermometer etc), so are often put off. To make jam professionally or to sell, you can invest in these things. However, my jam does not require any special equipment – it still turned out delicious with my kitchen basics – my trusty 8 year old saucepan, sharp knife, peeler, wooden spoon and an old jam jar! This recipe made 1 large jar of jam.

Ingredients

  • 5 ripe kiwi fruits
  • 2 medium apples (I used gala apples)
  • 180g sugar
  • 30ml lemon juice

Method

  • Peel and chop the kiwi fruits and apples, and place in a large saucepan
  • Add the sugar to the fruit in the saucepan
  • Place the saucepan on a low heat and gradually heat up, allowing all the sugar to dissolve into the moisture created by the fruit. Stir often with a wooden spoon. It is important to ensure the sugar has dissolved before the fruit mixture comes to the boil
  • Bring to the boil and add the lemon juice, stirring well
  • Boil the jam for 8-10 minutes
  • Whilst the jam is boiling, sterilise your jar (I did this by placing my jar in the oven (gas mark 4) for 5 minutes. Do not place the lid in the oven (wash this well)
  • Pour the jam into the sterilised jar. If you dislike chunky jam, you can blend the fruit down before pouring into the jar. Be careful – the jar will be very hot. Allow to cool, and then enjoy on bread, toast, scones…

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