Konfyt has two meanings in South Africa, (1) jam and (2) a preserve made from chunks of fruit (watermelon rind, quince, fig or other hard fruit). The fruit is soaked in slaked lime water overnight to tenderise the inside of the fruit and retain the firmness of the skin. After gentle steaming, the fruit is boiled in a syrup of water, sugar and lemon juice; then transferred to a sterilized glass jar which is topped up with the remaining syrup.
Category: South African Cuisine
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