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RECIPE: Making Jam From Naspli Is So Easy Anyone Can Do It

  • 1kg naspli (that's loqauts if you're feeling particularly colonial)
  • 500g white sugar
  • 1/2 a lemon

As spring rolls around many of us are given bucket-fulls of naspli by friends and relatives. And although super delicious, they can be overwhelming at times. Making them into a jam is the perfect way to preserve them and try something a little different.

Also, the recipe itself is insanely easy, and literally anyone can do it.


Step 1

Split the ripe naspli and remove the seed from the middle. I also cut off the 'hard' bits at the top and bottom, leaving the skin on while doing so. Make sure to weigh the fruit after de-seeding.Settle in with Netflix running in the background, it's gonna take a while.

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Step 2

Place the naspli in a pan, squeeze the half-lemon over the fruit (don't drown them in the juice) and throw in a thin strip or two of the lemon's rind.Pour the sugar over the combo (if you're using less fruit simply work on a naspli 2:1 sugar ratio. Also: the final taste turned out to be a little on the sweet side, so you might consider putting a bit less sugar).Mix well and leave it settle for an hour.

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Step 3

Place the whole thing on a low heat and stir constantly. We're serious - it will stick to the bottom and burn if you don't.As the mixture begins to thicken (it'll get looser before it starts to thicken) turn up the heat a bit for one final hurrah. As the mixture turns golden and goopy, switch it all off.

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Step 4

Pour the whole thing into a jar you've warmed up in the oven (cold jars will mess up your jam).Wait for the whole thing to cool and then pop it into the fridge.

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The final product may feel more like a chutney, but it tastes like heaven and is perfect for toast, scones and salads (trust us).

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Written By

Chucky Bartolo

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