Day 12: Kiwi Daiquiri Jam

Kiwi Daiquiri  Jam   
Day Twelve (01.06.2012)
Processing: Hot Water Bath Canner 10mins
Yield: 4 x half-pints
Recipe Source: Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving
Yesterday I picked up fresh Australian kiwi fruit for 10 cents each! Came home with a big bagful, then pulled out my canning books to decide on recipes I can make with them - this Kiwi Daiquiri Jam was at the top of my list :-)
This jam tastes as good as it looks! I began with preparing the kiwi fruit - you remove the ends, peel, then put them into a food processor, only takes a minute and you end up with a lovely green pulp. 8 kiwi fruit made 2 cups of pulp. The pineapple juice was from a tin of sliced pineapple in juice (worked out cheaper than buying plain pineapple juice).
 Mix together the kiwi pulp and juices in your jam-making (stock) pot. Whisk in the pectin then bring to a boil whisking now and again. Once the mixture is boiling, add all of the sugar and whisk until sugar dissolves and you get a high rolling boil (cannot be stirred down) for 1 minute, still stirring during that time. Test for gel set and once you're happy with the consistency, stir in the rum and drops of food colouring (if using). Can use imitation rum flavouring and leave the colour golden green if preferred :-)
Colour tinting
Ladle into sterilised half-pint jars to 1/4 inch (0.5cm) headspace, remove bubbles, wipe rims, apply seals and twist bands on to fingertip-tight. Process in hot water bath canner for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove jars after 5 minutes to a teatowel-covered bench to rest overnight. The next day remove bands, label and store in a cool, dark place for up to 12 months. I made just over 4 x half-pints of jam using this recipe.
2 cups kiwi fruit pulp (to get this amount I used 8 kiwifruit)
2/3 cup natural pineapple juice (I used the juice from a tin of pineapple in natural juice)
1/3 cup bottled lime juice
1 pkt pectin
3 cups white sugar
1/4 cup rum (or 1 teaspoon imitation rum flavouring)
3-4 drops of green food colouring (if using)
I wonder what this would taste like using Malibu (coconut rum) instead of normal rum ??

The recipe for making your own Kiwi Daiquiri Jam like this can be found from the Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving - available on Amazon or :-)
4 x half-pints for under $3 (incl. ALL ingredients)

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