Let me tell you about my favourite fruit. Mazhanje or Mashuku. They are indigenous to Zimbabwe and I guess other African countries too. They are the best and I have never tasted anything close to them. It has been seven years since I ate them because they only ripen in December and this is my first December in Zimbabwe in years.
However once the fruit is gone, it is gone until next season. I decided to preserve the fruit. I made jam. It wasn’t easy. All I wanted to do was to eat the fruit. And I ate way too much. Like half the fruit I wanted to preserve. To be fair, I don’t know when I will be in Zimbabwe next.
I scooped out the pulp and seeds and strained them in a sieve.
There should be a better way to do this! A blender would not work because it would break the seed.
This is the pulp that I got. About 2 cups.
At this stage the pulp would work in a smoothie or juice.
Since I was making a jam I added sugar and 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Feel free to add as much sugar that suits your tastes.
I will be using this jam in other recipes. So look out for those soon!