Lilly Pilly Jam (bottom of
searching, I have located a recipe for you, but not a jam, a jelly. I am told
that the fruit goes into a mush when cooked so it is only really good as a
The most common species of this tree is Acmena Smithii,
there are many varieties, found mainly in Australia. This variety has fruits which are a lovely deep pink
color, up to about an inch in diameter. They are edible raw and are crisp and
acid. I am told that the Lilly Pilly has a taste similar to an apple. It has one
From another kind lady at "global-garden" I received this information :
"The fruit of the lillypilly is fleshy and crisp with a single seed. The
skin is edible and varies in color from deep magenta, through various shades of purple, mauve and lavender to almost white depending on the species. The fruit has little flavor. Syzizgium
fruit is quite pleasant. Jams
are sometimes made from the lillypilly fruit, but mainly birds eat them".
For each pound of fruit, add 3
cups of water. Cut each fruit with a sharp knife all the way round and place in
Boil for and hour briskly to release as much pulp from the stones as
possible. Remove the stones with a slotted spoon.
Cool slightly and place the pulp and juice in a jelly bag to drip for eight
hours or overnight.
For each cup of liquid add 1 cup of sugar. Add the juice of 1 lemon to the
pan. Heat slowly until all the sugar is dissolved and then boil rapidly until
setting point is reached.
Ladle into hot, pre sterilized jars and seal.
If you wish to make jam, skip the
jelly bag section, and add 1 lb of sugar to 1 lb of pulp plus the juice of 1
lemon in the pan. Heat slowly until all the sugar is dissolved. Boil slowly,
stirring continually until setting point has been reached. Ladle into hot, pre
sterilized jars and seal.
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