Jalapeno Kiwi Jam

"This recipe came from an internet blog called ShowFood Chef and was created by chef Cathy Shambley. I have changed it ever so slightly (almost not at all!) and it is really fantastic! The butter will help reduce foaming - don't add more than 1/2 teaspoon because that could raise the pH too much for safe canning. The lemon juice should be bottled because fresh lemon juice varies in acidity while bottled provides consistent acidity."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
6 half pint jars




  • Prepare kiwi and peppers. I dice the kiwi and then mash it lightly with a potato masher and I use the mini workbowl of my food processor to mince the peppers - you can choose whether or not to seed them!
  • Combine kiwi, peppers, sugar, lemon juice and vinegar in a large stockpot, mix well and let sit, covered for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until all of the sugar is dissolved.
  • Add butter, increase the heat to medium high and bring to a rolling boil. Boil hard for 6 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the pectin all at once and stir to dissolve. Return to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir constantly for 3 minutes to help redistribute the fruit evenly in the jam and prevent it from floating to the top of the finished product.
  • Ladle jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath - adjusting processing time for altitude.

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  1. I sure hope this is what I just tasted for the first time at our family Christmas Eve gathering. It doesn't taste like either kiwi or jalapeno, but the combination makes a new flavor that is just incredible. Thank you for posting it!



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