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Kiwi Jam

Kiwi jam is simple, yet delicious! Fruit jam is a great delicacy to enjoy for breakfast on your bread or pancakes or as a sweet treat during the day. Very tasty, original and can be prepared very fast.



Why kiwis for a jam? Kiwis are high in Vitamin C and dietary fiber and provide a variety of health benefits.




How to sterilize jars

The easiest way to sterilize jars is in the oven. Preheat oven to 100 degrees, set to Fan. Wash the jars and their lids and let them dry very well. Place them in a baking tray. Place baking tray in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately fill them with tha jam. Jam and jars have to be both hot.




Recipe


Ingredients

1 kg ripe kiwis

650 gr granulated sugar

1 red apple

1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice, fresh squeezed


Method

  • Peel ripe kiwis, cut into cubes and place them in a big bowl. Add granulated sugar and squeeze them with your hands. Let sit for an hour, so that sugar melts from kiwi's moisture.

  • Wash, peel and core apple and blend it into a coarse pulp. (we need apple as pectine for a jelly jam).

  • Place mixture in a pot, add apple and bring to a boil. Lower heat and allow to cook for approximately 45 to 60 minutes or until all liquids are evaporated. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon.

  • In the meantime, sterilize small glass jars to use as containers for the jam.

  • When ready, add lemon or lime juice, mix very well and let boil for 1 more minute. Remove from heat.

  • Immediately transfer jam to sterilized glass jars.

  • Seal well with the lid and turn jars upside down (with the lid down). Leave like this, until they cool down completely. This will create an air pocket that will prevent the mixture from ruining. Save them in a cool place for months. If you open a jam jar, keep in the fridge.

Enjoy!


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