How to Make Kiwi Fruit Jam

Updated on December 11, 2019
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Kiwi Fruit and Jam
Kiwi Fruit and Jam | Source

About the Kiwi Fruit

The fuzzy kiwi fruit is a small fruit with hairy brown skin and green flesh. Its small and furry appearance resembles the brown kiwi bird, a national symbol of New Zealand. Despite its name, the kiwi fruit originated from China and was only introduced to New Zealand and other countries in the 20th century.

The fruit has green flesh with small black seeds and a white pulp in the centre of the fruit. The seeds and white pulp of the kiwi fruit are edible. A ripe kiwi fruit has soft flesh that is sweet to the taste. Another variety of the kiwi fruit was developed in the early 1990s and it is called the golden kiwi fruit. The flesh of the golden kiwi fruit is yellow in colour and it is sweeter in taste compared to the original variety.

Kiwi fruits are rich in vitamins, potassium and have high fibre content. The small black seeds contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, which has great health benefits.

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The Kiwi FruitSliced Kiwi FruitGolden Kiwis
The Kiwi Fruit
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Sliced Kiwi Fruit
Sliced Kiwi Fruit | Source
Golden Kiwis
Golden Kiwis | Source

Estimated Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: Several jars of kiwi fruit jam


  • 8 large firm kiwi fruits
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 500 grams white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter


You will also need some clean bottles or jars to store the jam. The bottles can be sterilised by leaving them in an oven at 120 °C for at least 20 minutes.

Homemade Kiwi Fruit Jam
Homemade Kiwi Fruit Jam | Source


  1. Wash the kiwi fruits and cut them into halves. Using a spoon scoop out the insides and discard the furry skins.
  2. Extract the juice from the lemon.
  3. Place the kiwi fruits, lemon juice and water in a pot. Cook the ingredients for 30 minutes or until the fruits are tender. Remove the pot from the stove. Add in the sugar and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Add in the butter and stir until the butter is melted.
  4. Return the pot to the stove and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes. Test the jam for consistency and continue to cook until the jam thickens to the right consistency. Pour the hot jam into the sterilised jars.
  5. The jam can be stored (unopened) in a cool, dark place for several months. Refrigerate once opened.

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Questions & Answers

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    • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Riviera Rose, kiwi fruit jam is available in the stores here but I prefer my own homemade jam because it contains more fruits and flavours!

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      Riviera Rose 

      7 years ago from South of France

      I love kiwi fruit and I make a fair amount of jam, but had never heard of kiwi fruit jam before - must try this, it looks delicious.

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      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Glimmer Twin Fan, you can try with smaller amounts in the recipe, if it works out fine, then you can make more next time. Thank you for stopping by to leave a comment and pinning.

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      Claudia Mitchell 

      7 years ago

      Pinned and interesting. It's too bad I don't can, but I would definitely do this if I tried. I think I am too scared and worried that I won't do it correctly and will get everyone sick!

    • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      Dr Cil, you'll have to try kiwi fruit jam on rice crackers, it's too delicious! Thank you for commenting here.

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      Dr Cil 

      7 years ago

      Nice recipe! I love kiwi fruit. I am going to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    • lady rain profile imageAUTHOR

      lady rain 

      7 years ago from Australia

      carol7777, that's great ... the kiwis are waiting to be made into jam! Thank you for voting and pinning :)

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      carol stanley 

      7 years ago from Arizona

      A timely hub. My husband just brought home a box of kiwis...This sounds like an easy and delicious recipe. Voting up and also pinning.


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