Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kiwifruit & Cherry Jam


4 1/2 cups peeled, crushed kiwifruit-about 4 pounds
1 box (1 3/4 ounce) powdered pectin
7 cups sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of one lemon
I Jar sweet and sour cherries and juice

  • Peel and mash the kiwifruit, cherries and juice, zest, and juice.
  • Heat Fruit in large heavy bottomed pot for 3 minutes.
  • Add pectin and mix well.
  • Place on high heat and stir until mixture comes to a hard boil
  • Add sugar all at once
  • Boil hard let cook until it starts to set, stirring often. 
  • Remove form heat and quickly skim off foam. 
  • Immediately fill hot pint jars with mixture leaving 1/2" head space.
  • Remove trapped air bubbles.
  • Wipe jar then adjust two piece caps.
  • Process jars in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.