Pomelo Honey Jam

Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the three traditional festivals in Taiwan. People will give some pomelos as a gift to celebrate The Mid-Autumn Festival because the pronunciation of the word “pomelo” is the same as “bless” in Mandarin.

Also, the harvest season of pomelos begins around Mid-Autumn Festival. When we have a lot of sweet and high nutritional value pomelos, the best way to use them is to make jam. We can spread pomelo honey jam on toast or use it to make cold or hot drinks. It’s a simple and good idea. Let’s do it! 

YIELD: 1 jar (16 oz/500 ml)  | Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

Pomelo Honey Jam Ingredient
  1. 650 g pomelo (for a yield of about 350 g of peel)
  2. 300 g crystal sugar
  3. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  4. 2 tbsp honey
  5. 3 tbsp water

Other

  1.  1 Jar (16 oz or 500ml, for store)
  2.  

Tools & Equipment

Instructions

1. Sterilizing and canning the jar with the boiling-water method. Put a jar and lid in boiling water for 1 minute. Place them to cool for ladle the jam.

boiling water
Put a jar in boiling water
in boiling water for 1 minute
Place them to cool

2. Wash and scrub the pomelo peel with salt and water. Use a peeler to peel the rind without pith (the thick, white part). Place aside.

with salt
Wash and scrub the pomelo peel
Use a peeler to peel the rind
peel the rind without pith
Place aside

3. Use a knife to cut off a circle at the head and bottom of the pomelo. Then cut it in half from the middle and cut from the center to the periphery. You can remove it more easily.

Use a knife to cut off a circle at the head
cut it in half from the middle
cut from the center to the periphery
remove it more easily
remove it more easily
pomelo

4. Slice the rind into thin strips and scald strips in boiling water for a short time. Blanch them two times. Place aside.

Slice the rind into thin strips
in bowl
in boiling water for a short time
Place aside

5. Add the crystal sugar and water in a pan over medium heat. Bring to boil. Add the pomelo pulp and cook for 3 minutes. Transfer to a pot and continue to cook over low heat for 30 minutes.

Add the crystal sugar
add water in a pan
Bring to boil
Add the pomelo pulp
continue to cook
Transfer to a pot

6. After 30 minutes, add lemon juice, honey, pomelo rind, and continue to cook for 20 minutes until thickened. Remove from the heat. (Pulp and rind become soft and tender. It can take up more than 20 minutes, depending on your pot and stove.)

lemon
add lemon juice
add honey
add pomelo rind
continue to cook for 20 minutes until thickened
test

7. Pour into a sterilized jar and cool completely before storage.

Pour into a sterilized jar
cool completely before storage

8. Finish the Pemelo Honey Jam.

Finish and enjoy

serve the Pemelo Honey Jam