Feijoa Jelly

11:30 am on 4 May 2015


  • feijoas
  • sugar
  • butter


Sort out and discard all the scraggy and small feijoas. Discard any that are very ripe - a few hard green ones help it set.

Rinse loose dirt off fruit collected from the ground. Cut off heads and tails, and slice fruit in half length-wise.

Place fruit in saucepan, skin and all, with not too much water - just enough to get the fruit steaming.

Bring to the boil and simmer until soft - about 5 minutes (they turn an ugly green colour).

Strain through a jelly bag or very fine muslin/linen overnight. Do not squeeze the bag. The juice is a greyish green colour - do not worry.

Add one cup of sugar to every cup of juice collected. Bring sugar and juice to the boil. Boil vigorously for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add a knob of butter to reduce froth. If the jelly does not set, keep boiling until it does. Test for setting (drop a few drops of jelly on to a saucer which you have cooled in the freezer).

Pour into pre-heated jars.  Allow to cool and seal.

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