This whole blog started with me blogging about canning and preserving. I do it all the time. It's fun and it gives me a sense of accomplishment to see all the fruits (pun intended) of my labor.
Sometimes, when I buy fruit, my kiddos eat it up sooooo fast. Other times, not so much. That is what happened with a bunch of kiwis that I bought. My kiddos like kiwis. They eat them - usually. Not this time, however. So here I was, in my kitchen, staring at a pile of uneaten, quickly ripening, kiwis. I didn't want to toss them in the bin. That's a waste of money. If they were bananas, I would be making banana bread. If they were berries, I would be making jam. If they - wait a minute. Jam? Kiwi? Never seen it. Never done it. Cool!
Kiwi Jam was born.
It's kinda sweet-tart and very refreshing.
It looks a little creepy on bread - perfect for right before Halloween.
this made 10 - 8ounce jars of jam
4 cups crushed peeled kiwifruit
1 1/3 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2/3 cups lime juice
2 packages regular powdered fruit pectin
6 cups sugar
Prepare canner, jars and lids.
In a large saucepan, combine kiwi, both juices and pectin.
Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
Add sugar all at once and return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
Boil hard, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and skim off foam.
Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar and screw the band down finger-tight.
Place jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Remove from water onto a towel on the counter and wait for the lovely "ping" from the jars sealing.