It is true that here at LickYourPlates, we can make almost any fruit into a sugar-free jam.
Recently, we had a lot of kiwis which would have otherwise have gone off if they weren’t all used up or cooked quickly so, we took it upon ourselves to develop a recipe using them and that’s how this recipe was formed.
This furry fruit is a great source of folate (vitamin B-9) vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, copper, fibre, manganese, potassium. It also contains calcium, iron, and omega-3 from the chia seeds making it, not just a delicious jam to have on toast or desserts, but a very healthy one too.
Without further ado, here’s our delicious green kiwi jam recipe!
5 Kiwis, quartered
1 Apple, chopped
1 Lemon, juiced
1/4tsp Maple Syrup
1/4tsp Ground Cinnamon
1-2tsp Chia Seeds
1tsp Cornstarch (optional)
- Combine the kiwi, apple, lemon juice, maple syrup and cinnamon in a sauce pan and add enough water to reach half the level of the fruits.
- Place a lid on the saucepan and place it on the stove at a medium heat level till the apples are softened. Take off the lid when the apples are almost completely softened in order to evaporate majority of the water content.
- Take the saucepan off the heat, let the contents of it cool uncovered for a few minutes before mashing them as smooth as desired using a potato masher.
- Stir in the chia seed and optional cornstarch and leave to cool further before transferring into glass jars and leaving in the fridge to thicken further and set.
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