Loquat Jam

"From the Royal Gazette Newspaper in Bermuda."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
6-10 jars




  • Boil together the sugar, water, cinnamon stick, Bermuda Gold and fruit, along with a handful of pits for color until thickened.
  • Remove cinnamon stick and rub through a sieve and cool.
  • Store in very clean jars.
  • Seal, label and date.
  • Keeps for 2 months in the refrigerator.

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  1. Yes, loquat seeds/pits can make you sick if you eat mass quantities of. You can use them to make loquat grappa or liquor...but you are only soaking seeds, not eating the seeds. Haven't tried this recipe yet..but definitely use flesh/pulp to make loquat simply syrups for use in cocktails or iced tea. And have a couple of jars of seeds w/ grain alcohol shelved till Xmas, to give the liquor as gifts. So now will try this but think if canning(to make shelf stable) will add a bit of citrus juice(lemon or lime) or even citric acid to keep color from darkening.
  2. First - the comment that Lowquat pits are toxic is ridiculous! This comment should be removed from this recipe. Our Jelly turned out fantastically! After cooking the fruit, on a low simmer, for about one hour, I used an immersion blender on the mixture. I removed the Cinnamon stick before blending the fruit. We then strained the blended fluid through a wire sieve and filled five 8 ounce jars. We boiled the jars and lids to sterilize them. The finished product was then refrigerated.
  3. WARNING! This recipe instructs you to cook some of the pits along with the loquats. But loquat pits are toxic.
  4. Super jam. I love loquats, loquat liqueur, and the people of Bermuda. Try this jam as it is superb.


  1. Substituted cinnamon with ginger and added Bermuda honey.


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