Kiwi Jam

Long ago during my years residing in Portsmouth I came across Kiwi Jam for the first time. The gentlemen running the stall at the local farmers market, behind a varied and towering display of pickles and jams I’d never heard of before piped in ‘depending on your taste buds this will taste like strawberries or gooseberries not kiwi’s’.

Well I can’t say either was true for me, delicious was all my mind registered. I’d return with every farmers market and stock up. Thinking about this the last few days got me to wondering whether it would make a nice alternative to strawberry jam in a Victoria Sponge and so the first experiment begins.

I’m firstly going to prepare my own Kiwi Jam following this recipe I found amongst the internet archives

  • 12 kiwi fruits, peeled and mashed
  • 60ml  Pear juice
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 apples, unpeeled and halved
  • 800g (1 3/4 lb) caster sugar

The apples are removed after boiling and are present to add pectin. Am off to the shops for some supplies and will be in touch with my results.

Jar of Yummy..Hope mine looks this good!

So has anyone else out there any tips before I embark up on my experiment, any others before me decided to replace strawberry for kiwi in a sponge would love to hear what mistakes you’ve already made or am I onto something here?

Chat soon all