My kiwi trees produced an abundance of fruit this year. I would like to make some kind of jelly or jam from some of the fruit. Is this possible?
I was not able to find an “approved” recipe for kiwi jelly in any of my regular sources. However, in composition, kiwis are very similar to strawberries so I would probably begin with a standard strawberry jelly recipe and substitute kiwis. The commercially prepared kiwi jelly I have tasted was very sticky and not very flavorful. I am not sure if the kiwi will withstand the heating process to make jelly.
If you decide to try it, please let me know how it
turns out. Kiwis are too expensive here in the Midwest
for me to be willing to do anything but eat them fresh!
Source: Douglas Holt, Ph.D., Chair
of Food Science Program & State Extension Specialist for
Food Safety, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009