It’s time once again for Steph Chow’s Jam Exchange. I always enjoy participating in this jam exchange because I get to make some new jams and try some new jams that somebody else made.
This year, I made Peach Orange Marmalade for the exchange, but I still needed one more jam. I had a hard time deciding which one to make. Then I remembered I had some frozen strawberries from my strawberry-picking adventure this past May. I wanted to make something unique and I finally found this tasty recipe for Strawberry-Kiwi Jam.
This is a beautiful and delicious jam. The kiwis blend really well with the strawberries to create a rather exotic flavor, and the little black seeds add eye appeal and crunchiness to the jam.
Makes: About 2 pints or 4 cups
Recipe from The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves by Linda Ziedrich
- 1 pound hulled strawberries
- 1 pound peeled fuzzy kiwis
- 3 cups sugar
1) Place the fruit in a large non-reactive preserving pot. Crush the fruit with a potato masher. Then still in the sugar.
2) Heat the mixture over medium heat and stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn the heat to medium-high, then boil the jam until a drop mounds in a chilled dish.
3) Ladle the jam into clean, sterilized, half-pint (8 oz) canning jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Remove air bubbles if necessary with a bubble remover and headspace tool. Wipe the edges clean with a clean, wet paper towel. Center lid on jar. Screw the band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight. Process for 10 minutes in a water-bath canner.
I ended up with enough jam for 3 1/2 jars so I processed 3 jars and put the remaining 1/2 jar in the refrigerator to enjoy.
If you live in a higher altitude or need more detailed instructions on water-bath canning, please refer to the instructions at the National Center for Home Preservation.
4) Turn off the heat, remove canner lid, and let jars rest in the water for 5 minutes. Remove jars and set aside for 24 hours. Check seals, then store in a cool, dark place for up to 1 year.
Here are the jams I sent my jam partner. Strawberry-Kiwi Jam and Peach Orange Marmalade. I hope my jam exchange partner enjoys them.