I loved to make my own preserves whenever possible with fruits that are in season. They are fresh and reasonably price too. There were lots of fresh Kiwi fruits selling reasonably cheap on my recent shopping trip to the supermarket. Definitely, I was tempted to buy it, some for dessert and some for making jam.
This Kiwi fruit jam is one of my favourite preserves because of its natural flavour, colour and fruity. Moreover, it is easy to prepare with just 3 ingredients [kiwi fruit, sugar and lemon juice].
[makes the quantity as shown in the photo]
700 gm kiwi fruit [about 7 fruits] - skinned and chopped in smaller pieces
150 ml water
1 tbsp lemon juice - to taste
200 gm granulated sugar
- Place cut kiwi fruits, lemon juice and water in a heavy based pan. Bring it to a boil and lower heat to cook until fruits are softened and water reduced.
- Add in sugar and continue to simmer. Stir occasionally to mix ingredients well. In the meantime, place a small saucer in the freezer to chill [for testing if jam is ready]. Simmer until it gels up.
- Place a teaspoon of jam on saucer. Leave in freezer compartment for a few minutes and jam is ready if it forms a mass.
- Store in sterilised airtight bottles. Always refrigerate jam as homemade jams are without preservatives.