24 May Lychee Jam Recipe
There’s something about homemade jam that can make a breakfast spread or dessert appetizing. If you’re looking for a unique fruit to make into jam, why not try lychees? This tropical fruit is juicy, sweet, and perfect for turning into a delicious homemade jam.
Making lychee jam is surprisingly easy, especially when you follow this simple recipe. With just a few ingredients and some patience, you’ll end up with a tasty jam that will wow anyone who tries it.
First, you’ll need to peel the lychees and remove the seeds. You can do this by making a small slit in the skin and gently removing it. Once you have the flesh of the lychees, place them in a saucepan and heat them over medium heat. Mash them with a potato masher or fork to release their juices and cook for about 10 minutes.
Next, add granulated sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest (optional) to the saucepan. Stir the mixture well and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it reaches a rolling boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
To check if the jam has reached the desired consistency, place a small amount on a chilled plate. If it sets and doesn’t run when tilted, it’s ready. If it’s too runny, keep cooking it for a few more minutes, and then repeat the test.
Once the jam has reached the desired consistency, sterilize glass jars and lids by boiling them in water for 10 minutes. Remove them from the water and let them air dry. Carefully pour the jam into the sterilized jars, leaving a bit of headspace at the top. Wipe the rims clean and seal them tightly with the sterilized lids.
The lychee jam can be stored in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard, and can be refrigerated after opening.
The result is a delicious and unique jam that’s perfect for so many things – spreading on toast, pairing with cheese, or even using it as a topping for ice cream. This sweet and tangy jam is sure to be a standout addition to any breakfast or dessert table. Moreover, making homemade jam is a satisfying and rewarding experience that you won’t want to miss out on.