Spiced Persimmon Jam

Spiced Persimmon Jam

I went to the market yesterday,

I went to the market yesterday and bought fruit…

not standard boring fruit…

I bought persimmons. Yes you heard me! You guys know I am not a big lover of them, yet when I saw them so colorful and juicy all I could think of was to make a jam out of them. But I did not want a boring, plain one. I wanted it to be luscious, extravagant, spicy!

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So I made spiced persimmon jam.

End of the story…

Oh well, there is another story about the bread that I made last weekend…but I’ll save that for next time 🙂


  • 600 gr cleaned persimmon (skin and pits removed)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or 1 cup)
  • 1/2 lime, only the juice
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick

Clean up the persimmon and place them in a saucepan with the spices and the juice of half lime.

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Add the sugar too. I only used 1/2 cup (to cut off a bit of calories) but you can use up to 1 cup of you like.

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Bring to the boil over high heat, then cook, stirring from time to time, for 20–30 minutes or until the jam drips from a spoon in thick heavy drops. Take care as the jam may spit and burn. Remove from the heat, remove the foam from the surface and discard the spices. Cool for 5 minutes.

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Pour the jam into sterilized jars while still hot and seal with the lids. Once opened store the jars into your fridge. Or if you are impatient like me…never seal the jars, place them right into the refrigerator

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and the following morning, spread the jam on a nice slice of homemade bread (recipe coming up), and enjoy with a nice cup of coffee.

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