Feijoa Jam Recipe
May 29, 2012
We moved to our home just over 18 months ago. The backyard had very few plants and what was planted was not well maintained. In one of the corners of the yard, where Mr Fresh build a sandpit for Punky and Cuddles, was a straggly looking tree. I had asked Mr Fresh to remove it as we planted and cleaned up the yard. He thought it was “something” so it ended up staying. It turns out that it is a Feijoa tree. Last year the fruit fell to the ground. We were too busy to care as Cuddles had just been born and I had a long recovery.
Fast forward to this year and this week I picked the fruit and collected them from the ground around the sandpit. Since I picked them, I didn’t want them to go to waste. I have never tasted, nor cooked anything with Feijoa but am so happy to have discovered them in our back yard! They made sweet, thick rich jam. I am looking forward to spreading it thickly on my toast in the morning.
This is what I made today.
Note: I didn’t bother doing a test for setting point for this jam as the consistency thickened up easily so it was not required.
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