About this recipe:This is a fantastically simple, yet delectable jam recipe. Habanero chilli, apricots, shallots, peppers, pineapple and cherry tomatoes grace this wonderful jam. Use as a glaze on chicken, pork or even beef.
1 habanero chilli
500g fresh apricots, pitted and chopped
160g shallots, sliced into thin slivers
75g green pepper, chopped
75g red pepper, chopped
80g fresh pineapple, chopped
35g cherry tomatoes, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
50g powdered fruit pectin
1.2kg caster sugar
220g dark brown soft sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon butter
9 sterilised 250ml preserving jars with lids and rings
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Method Prep:2hr › Cook:25min › Ready in:2hr25min
Wearing disposable gloves and avoiding touching your eyes or face, seed and finely chop the habanero chilli. Place the habanero chilli, apricots, shallots, green and red pepper, pineapple, cherry tomatoes, garlic, coriander, cumin and lime juice into a large pot over medium heat and stir in the pectin until dissolved. Bring the mixture to the boil and mix in the white and dark brown soft sugars, stirring until completely dissolved. Return the jam to a full rolling boil, add the butter to reduce foaming and boil hard for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Turn off heat and skim and discard any foam that forms on the jam. Pack the jam into the sterilised jars and top each with a sterilised lid and ring.
Simmer the filled jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes, then remove the jars and store upside-down on a cloth towel for about 5 minutes. Turn right side up and allow the lids to seal (listen for the popping sound). Let jars cool completely.
Habanero chillies can be purchased in speciality shops or online. If unavailable, substitute in Scotch bonnet chillies.