Good Eats/ Rezepte

{apple & kiwi jam}


On New Year’s Day my mom and I met up to try a recipe that we had found in a cook book a few days earlier: Apple and kiwi jam. We couldn’t really imagine it would taste good but gave it a try anyways since it looked and sounded interesting. We were glad we gave it a shot — the jam is DELICIOUS! The right balance of sweet, sour and fresh fruit. Yum!




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{apple & kiwi jam}

By Published:

  • Yield: approx. 5 jars
  • Prep:

make this fresh and fruity jam!


  • 2 pounds apples
  • 1 pound kiwi
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 pound gelling sugar
  • some cinnamon
  • some vanilla


  1. Peal and cut the apples into fours, removing all seeds. Shred in a food processor and add 1 tbsp. of lemon juice to keep the apples from turning brown.
  2. Peel and dice up the kiwis.
  3. Put the apples, kiwi and spices into a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
  4. Add gelling sugar to the boiling mixture and stir constantly for 4–5 minutes before removing from heat.
  5. Ladle into hot sterilized jars. Put on lids and keep the jars upside down until fully cooled.

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31 Kommentare

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    Dienstag, der 10. Januar 2012 at 19:41

    Never had it before but I bet the combination is absolutely delicious! And I love the tags you made.

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    Dienstag, der 10. Januar 2012 at 20:57

    I used to make kiwi jam but never kiwi-apple. It sounds delicious! What is gelling sugar? We don’t have anything like it here in the States as far as I know. But I am definitely going to have to try and come up with a version using what we have here.

    Thank you for sharing! And your tags are adorable!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Dienstag, der 10. Januar 2012 at 23:13

      Thank you for your sweet comment, Peggy! :)
      Unfortunately I’m not really sure how jam-making works in the US. I looked up the German translation via Wikipedia and gelling sugar is what came up.
      It’s a mixture of sugar, pectin and citric acid as preservatives. I am sure you can use any other gelling agent though. :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 01:00

    What a great gift! I love the tags, too. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

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    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 06:14

    I’ve been looking for an easy jam recipe!

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    Anne @ Domesblissity
    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 11:53

    Vanessa, this looks absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I’ve got both of these ingredients so I’m going to make some. (Would love for you to come back to my 2nd linky party at “Thriving on Thursdays” tomorrow and link up this recipe. It was great to have you last week.)

    Anne xx

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    Jessica Fitzhenry
    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 14:30

    Sounds lovely, thanks for sharing!

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    I am LOVD
    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 15:48

    Although I am sure the jam is delish, I’m swooning over the sweet packaging!!!

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    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 18:11

    What a great recipe! :) I love it! I am a new follower to your blog! :) Erin

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    Mittwoch, der 11. Januar 2012 at 20:07

    Wow! I’d love for you to bring this to my first Linky party this Saturday over
    @ CountryMommaCooks.….…Have a Blessed Day!

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    Donnerstag, der 12. Januar 2012 at 03:08

    Sounds delicious and looks amazing! When we were over there, I remember looking high and low for shortening so I could make biscuits…I finally found this tiny can of it…that’s the hardest part of being an ex-pat somewhere and wanting to make a homecooked meal! You should have seen me when I found it…I jumped up and down in the store!!!

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    Donnerstag, der 12. Januar 2012 at 05:56

    Love this! Beautiful styling as always. I’m going to have to try this! xo

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    Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more
    Donnerstag, der 12. Januar 2012 at 14:48

    i think I saw a post with this and someone actually made a cake with it. But I had no idea where to buy the jam, now I can make it. Oh and the labels are adorable.

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    Freitag, der 13. Januar 2012 at 21:10

    I’ve yet to make Jam and really want too… you make this look and sound easy! I think I need to give it a try.

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    Samstag, der 14. Januar 2012 at 11:43

    ohgoodgolly this would be so good on cinnamon waffles! Thank you for sharing!
    Arrived via TCB…cheers!

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    Sonntag, der 15. Januar 2012 at 00:13

    Thanks for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet:)

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    Sonntag, der 15. Januar 2012 at 03:21

    This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday!

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    Sonntag, der 15. Januar 2012 at 03:28

    this sounds so so delicious

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    Diane @ home sweet homemade
    Sonntag, der 15. Januar 2012 at 17:58

    oh my goodness this sounds so good. Cristy and I both love toast and jam for breakfast. Our fave is the red plum flavor with a good balance of tart and sweet. This sounds SO much better!!! And your labels are the cutest thing ever :)

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    Montag, der 16. Januar 2012 at 00:29

    Hi I am visiting from the Sunday Party. Your jam looks wonderful and the packaging is perfect. Thanks for sharing the receipe it sounds refreshing. Kathy

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    Montag, der 16. Januar 2012 at 04:54

    Can’t remember seeing this combination before. But sounds yummy. I do a lot of canning, but very little in jamming. I will have to change that now that I have seen this recipe. You and your Mom seem to have such a great “kindred” spirit. You labels are quite beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday’s Best!

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    Montag, der 16. Januar 2012 at 13:11

    That sounds unusual but yummy!
    Love the cute labels you made for the jars too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Montag, der 16. Januar 2012 at 19:13

    This sounds delish!! Thank you for sharing!

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    Dienstag, der 17. Januar 2012 at 01:30

    Oh man, I remember one year, there was a TON of seconds in kiwifruit. It was ridiculously cheap and my mom made this lovely jam. It’s the best.:)

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    Dienstag, der 17. Januar 2012 at 21:04

    Oh isn’t this just ADORABLE.… I have NEVER heard of Apple Kiwi Jam.… And I LOVE both Apple’s and Kiwi…So this sounds so VERY interesting… Love the Green Gingham so CUTE!!!

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    Anne @ Domesblissity
    Mittwoch, der 18. Januar 2012 at 10:43

    Vanessa, the kiwis got eaten so I couldn’t make up your jam but it’s on my list. Just wanted to thank you for linking up your jam recipe on my Thriving on Thursdays linky party last week. It’s on again tomorrow (Thursday Australian time) and we’d love to see what you’ve been up.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

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    Q @ JAQS
    Mittwoch, der 18. Januar 2012 at 18:09

    Thank you so much for sharing your great project at JAQS Studio “Made by ME” linky party.

    I featured you today! :)


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    Donnerstag, der 2. Februar 2012 at 01:25

    I lovw the combination! Seldom do I put apples and kiwis in 1 recipe…The final color of the jam is greenish from the kiwi right? another thing, do I squeeze lemon into the apples after slicing or after grinding? Thanks!

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    Montag, der 5. März 2012 at 02:29

    Great recipe idea, thanks for sharing!
    I’d never thought to try apple and kiwi as a jam… I made a variation with ginger pieces and lime zest instead of the vanilla and cinnamon which gave a lovely flavour too.

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    Karly Shelton
    Mittwoch, der 28. März 2012 at 18:14

    I adore your labels! So cute! I just made pineapple kiwi jam, the apple sounds fabulous! Apple is such a great fruit cause it takes on a lot of different flavors. Love your blog!

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