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Feijoa Jam


60 min

Feijoa Jam

Feijoa Jam Photo 1


60 min


3 persons




3.67 rating-star (3)

Author: Monica Feluchi

Feijoa jam is very unusual, but so delicious! It is also aromatic and can even be eaten by vegetarians. Although, children adore it as well. Hurry up to cook the jam the sooner – the better!


  • feijoa: 0.5 kg
  • sugar: 250 g
  • Hot boiling water: 0.5 litre
  • cognac: 2 tsp

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Stages of cooking

  1. Peel feijoa, but don’t throw away the peels. We will need them later. Put the fruit into the bowl with cold water for a while to prevent them from darkening.

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  2. If your feijoa are too hard, stick them with a sharp fork.

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  3. Take a pot, add sugar into it and one tablespoon of water. Put the pot on small fire and keep stirring the syrup until it is ready.

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  4. Take the pot away from fire and carefully add hot boiling water inside. Put feijoa peels into the pot and boil them for about 7 minutes, then strain the sugar syrup.


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  5. Now, add feijoa fruit and boil them for about 40 minutes on medium fire, stirring the jam. Add cognac into the jam at the end of cooking.

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  6. As soon as the jam cools down, spoon it into the glass jars and keep them in a fridge. Bon appétit!


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History of the Feijoa Jam:

Feijoa is a fruit that is native to South America, but it is widely grown in countries such as New Zealand and Russia. Fejioa jam is a popular recipe in these countries, and many families have been making this delicious and aromatic jam for generations.

Tips and Tricks for Feijoa Jam Recipe:

It is essential to use ripe feijoa fruits for the recipe, as hard fruits may not soften during cooking. To make the jam more flavorful, you can add a touch of vanilla extract or cinnamon. Also, using a copper pot for cooking the jam can help the jam to thicken faster and impart a beautiful color.

Tips for Presenting the Dish:

Feijoa jam tastes best when served cold, so it is best to keep the jars in the refrigerator before serving. You can present the jam in small glass jars or tins and add a personalized label to give them as gifts to family and friends. The jam tastes great on toast or biscuits, and you could also try using it as a topping for ice cream or yogurt.

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