Lemon Bird Jams are some of the best jams I've ever had...though I rarely use them in the traditional jam-on-toast style. Often they become part of a marinade or glaze for meats, the flavoring for a vinaigrette, added to a fruit smoothie, stirred into chocolate fondue, or in the case of the recipe I am sharing below, an excellent addition to homemade fruit leather!
Peach, Kumquat & Tangerine Fruit Leather
- 6 ripe, sweet peaches - skin removed & roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup honey (I use local wildflower honey)
- 1/4 cup Kumquat & Tangerine with Vanilla Jam
- 3 tablespoons water
Slice into bars with a sharp knife, use a cookie cutter to cut out fun shapes or stand in the kitchen eating directly from the giant sheet of fruit leather like an animal (I may be guilty of this)...either way, be sure to store these with parchment in between so they don't stick together!
This fruit leather has no preservatives aside from natural sugars so it only keeps for about a week in an airtight container at room temperature, but will keep indefinitely in the fridge.