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Loquat Jam Recipe

Delicious Loquat Jam with a hint of cardamom.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Rest Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 8 oz jars
Calories: 57kcal


  • 8 cups loquats (seeded and quartered)
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamom


  • Remove the blossom end of the loquats, then cut in half. Remove the seeds, and quarter. The peel can be left on or removed. I prefer to leave it on.
  • Add prepared loquats to a 6-quart Dutch oven. 
  • Cover with sugar, and allow to rest for approximately 30 minutes. The resting time allows the loquats to release their juices and liquifies the sugar.
  • Stir in lemon juice and cardamom. Bring to a boil, then reduce the temperature to low-medium.
  • Cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Spoon thickened jam into sterilized jam jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. Seal lids tightly, then process in boiling water for ten minutes. 


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 13g