Strawberry Kiwi Jam (with a little help from the puppy)

I read an article in the NY Times about adding one kiwi to strawberry jam for the pectin benefit and thought that since I love strawberries and kiwi, why not make the jam with more kiwi?

The flavor is excellent! There is a little tartness from the kiwi, it gels really well, and the kiwi really brings out the strawberry flavor. I used very little sugar but it’s excellent. The kiwi really makes it brighter.

Scruffy waited patiently and moved his bed into the hall so that he could watch me at the stove.

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Ingredients

2 lbs strawberries, hulled and diced

3 kiwi, peeled and diced

1.5 cups sugar

juice of 1 lemon (I happened to have meyer lemons in the house)

Directions:

Put all ingredients into enameled pot, cook for about 40-50 minutes at a rolling bubble, stirring often. Jam will thicken naturally. Pour into jars and seal.

Makes 3 half-pint jelly jars.

step1

Fruit before sugar added – the color in my photo is off… the kiwi was bright green!

step2

Bubbling away…

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finished product (before we shared it with Scruffy)

Scruffy loves strawberry kiwi jam. He kept trying to steal it as I tried to photograph it and when I gave some to Chris.  We shared with him, it’s only fair.   🙂

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