Kiwi and Apple Jam with Cinnamon

“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.”

– Salvador Dalí

Kiwi and apple jam with a touch of cinnamon

Today I’m sharing a recipe for kiwi, apple and cinnamon jam I made recently. It was a small batch, just enough to fill up one normal sized jam jar and a smaller jar. The flavours complemented each other very well, so I would say I’d make this many more times if not for the fact that for now inventing different fruit combinations is fun.

But first, a fun true story. It is no secret that I owe up to my mistakes here. Besides, my approach is that we also improve through our errors. Last weekend my mobile phone stopped working. The thing that upset most about the situation is that my mum had bought me the phone so it had a sentimental value. The phone has now been sent off to Madrid to get fixed, so lets hope for the best. Anyhow, when it happened, I dug out my red vintage phone (from way before the smartphone era). I turned it on. At that moment I was getting ready to go out for dinner with friends, they arrived, while the red vintage phone protested by beeping incessantly to tell me that its battery was low. I rushed around looking for its vintage charger, plugged it in and went out for dinner.

On Monday morning the alarm clock rang. I felt terrible, as if I had just got beaten up and only slept 15 minutes. I somehow got up, walked around the apartment then looked at the time. 02:45 am. I was overjoyed with the fact that I could go back to sleep.

Lesson Learnt

Always make sure the time setting is right when switching on mobile phones.

Kiwi, apple and cinnamon jam

Kiwi and Apple Jam with Cinnamon Recipe

Ingredients

5 kiwis
2 green apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 lemon
2/3 cups sugar

Wash, peel and cut the kiwis and apples into smallish pieces. I decided to blend them a little in the blender to help speed up the cooking process. Heat the mixture in a pot. Add the juice of one lemon. Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cinnamon then cook for about 10 minutes, still on low heat and stirring. Add the sugar and let it continue to cook while stirring, until it reaches your desired consistency.

30 Comments

  1. dalo2013 2013-10-28 at 22:48

    Great story, very funny and I have had the same issues with time/alarms before. In the Seattle this past trip, my friends were amazed when I pulled out this old Nokia I had, no camera, it could only receive calls and text.

    Kiwi jam, wow I have never heard of kiwi jam but it looks good (and apples/cinnamon are great together). Love the Dali quote: “have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Your cooking, though, does come close!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 21:56

      I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one with old mobiles. I suppose people have visions of bloggers as being uber geeks and continuosly connected where ever you go… not me.
      Thank you 🙂 To tell you the truth I hadn’t thought of the kiwi-apple-cinnamon combination until the moment I was putting it altogether…

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  2. Johnnysenough Hepburn 2013-10-28 at 22:54

    Glad this turned out well. As kiwi are on special offer again. Was toying with going with kiwi and lime, just to keep things simple – like my phone that’s vintage!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 21:57

      So happy to discover that I’m not the only one with vintage phones, and theres quite a few of us still clinging on 😉 Kiwi and lime sounds nice Johnny!

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  3. said-simply 2013-10-28 at 23:06

    Oh that looks so good! Some of that on some fresh, warm bread would be delicious!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 21:58

      It is! Luckily when I made it, I went to the bakery next door and they had fresh bread just out of the oven 🙂

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      1. said-simply 2013-10-29 at 22:21

        Oh that is perfect! Bet it was yummy! 🙂

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  4. Shanna Koenigsdorf Ward 2013-10-29 at 01:00

    Crazy story about your phone and elated that you were able to still get some good rest! Vintage. HA. I love it!

    I love this recipe the perfect size – plus natural pectin from the apples and a bit of acidity from citrus. You probably ate kiwis quite a bit int he different places that you have lived. 🙂

    Your photos keep getting better and better. These are excellent. Well-done!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 21:58

      Thanks Shanna, I appreciate your thoughts too xxx

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  5. dedy oktavianus pardede 2013-10-29 at 03:26

    Kiwi is kinda pricey over here Sofia, hehehe
    That’s why i prefer to eat that fresh….
    i guess this kind of homemade jam is always be superb than the store brought….

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 22:00

      Oh any jam is more superb when its homemade! I like kiwis but I wish I had your fruits: rambutan, the tiny bananas, jackfruits, fresh coconut, and many more (don’t get me started!)

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  6. Sunny 2013-10-29 at 04:00

    Whoa, 2:45 AM! I would have been SO grateful and pissed at the same time! The jam looks delicious, as usual 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 22:01

      I was more grateful than anything for being able to sleep more! Thanks, the jam IS delicious 🙂

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  7. apartmentwife 2013-10-29 at 04:10

    i’ve always wanted to make jam, and since i live in the midwest, i probably should be doing it (a good midwestern girl makes jam from the fruit on the farm). what is your favorite type? or what would you suggest for my first time trying it?

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 22:03

      I;m sure you can get plenty of berry fruits there, they are my favourites for jam and I would try those if I were you – apparently berries have lots of natural pectin so they’re easier to make into jams. Unfortunately for me here you can only get strawberries in spring and thats it. Spain is not a market for berries 🙁

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  8. Priya Kedlaya 2013-10-29 at 05:17

    “Going back to sleep” is the best! 😉 And love your inventive jam combination! 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 22:04

      It is isn’t it? 🙂 Yes Priya, this jam combination is awesome!

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  9. Laura Lynn 2013-10-29 at 16:07

    That’s a creative combination, kiwi apple cinnamon. I’m still slowly enjoying the strawberry vanilla balsamic jam we made. I’m not allowed a lot of sugar so all the jam we made looks to last for quite a while. Yay? hmmph…I want to sit down with a jar and eat the whole jar with a spoon its SO GOOD! Love that you still had your vintage phone to save (aggravate?) the day. My old phone is acceptable to me, but to no one else. They want me to upgrade. phooey!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 22:06

      Thank you Laura! I didn’t know what I was going to make until I was making it (typical of me) and its delicious. Your jam sounds divine too. One question, your low sugar diet, how long is that for? (I feel for you, hehe). I’m so happy to discover more of you guys out there with vintage phones still up and running 🙂

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  10. Ash 2013-10-29 at 19:12

    That looks good!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-29 at 21:51

      Thanks, its lovely 🙂

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  11. Guillermina Bósquez Stover 2013-10-30 at 03:00

    When you said “vintage phone” I thought you were going to dig up an old, I MEAN REALLY old, rotary telephone! But I don’t suppose you know what that looks like, huh???? I have what you call a vintage phone, I don’t text or search the web, I just use it to call. I wish I had my old Nokia from when we were in Spain…well, actually I do, but we never transferred it to U.S. service…and that jam looks heavenly. I’ve never tried my hand at jam, but of course I wouldn’t use kiwis either…too precious over here!
    As usual I enjoy your posts!!!

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    1. Sofia 2013-10-30 at 06:53

      Hehe sure I’ve lived through those before. Ok, a little less vintage because I need to bring it around with me 🙂 But I did use it for about 5 years and its full of scratches and whatnot.
      Thank you, I’m having fun making up jams. I used to only like berry ones, (from the shops) but its so hard to find berries here that I have to invent other flavours.

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  12. Tala Ghalayini 2013-11-25 at 20:08

    How long does this take? I thought jam would be time-consuming so i tend to shy away from making them, but i love fruits – so this looks like something worth trying 🙂

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    1. Sofia 2013-11-25 at 20:39

      Hi Tala! Depending on how much fruit you’re using it can take maybe 30 minutes or more than an hour (sorry it doesn’t sound scientifically precise). But while I wait and stir once in a while, I usually write a post 🙂
      Oh and the flavour of homemade jams is amazingly good 🙂

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      1. Tala Ghalayini 2013-11-25 at 20:45

        I can imagine! definitely on my to-do list now 😀

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