this is only half of what we were given...
Earlier this week, I was blessed with being given a huge box full of golden kiwifruit, and left with a dilemma of what to do with them all. We ate some and then the rest started to ripen and I had to quickly think about what to do with them all. I hate waste!
Kiwifruit aren't all that nice stewed (I've tried), and so I decided some jam making was in order. I looked up loads of recipes on the internet, but couldn't find one that suited me. So I made one up, after years of watching my mum make jam, I guess some knowledge actually sunk in!
(makes 5 jars of jam)
6 cups chopped kiwifruit (around 18 kiwifruit)
7 cups sugar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 heaped Tbsp Kings Jam Setting Mix (Pectin)
Peel & chop kiwifruit into 1cm pieces.
Put into a put heated to a medium heat and stir gently until the fruit breaks down into mush. This takes around 20 minutes.
Add the sugar and simmer until the sugar has dissolved completely. This takes around another 20 minutes or so.
Skim off the froth. Add the lemon juice and pectin to thicken and simmer whilst stirring for another ten minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool. Place into sterilised jars and refrigerate until required.
The jam doesn't taste like what you expect, it's a little "marmaladey" in flavour, but good - it's real good!