Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
From the University of California Cooperative Extension's Master Food Preserver Program
- Cut or pull off stems from persimmons; discard stems.
- If Fuyu-type persimmons are firm enough, peel with a knife.
- For soft fruit, cut in half and scoop out pulp.
- Discard any seeds and skin.
- If using Fuyu-type persimmons, mash pulp, or coarsely chop using a knife or food processor (do not purée); you should have 1 1/2 cups fruit.
- In a bowl, mix fruit and sugar; let stand for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Meanwhile, mix pectin and lemon juice; add to fruit and stir gently for 3 minutes (mixing vigorously traps air bubbles, making the jam cloudy).
- Fill 1/2-pint jars or freezer containers to 1/2 inch of rim.
- Cover, and let stand 12 to 16 hours at room temperature.
- You can store unopened jam in covered jars in the refrigerator up to 6 months, up to 1 month if opened.
- Freeze to store longer; cover and chill thawed jam.