+
janniecooks | Apr 27, 201008:49 AM     25

The loquat tree in my yard is so loaded with ripe fruit the branches are drooping, and I hate to leave ALL that lovely fruit for the birds and bees. Problem is, I've never prepared loquats before. Doing a google search leads me to all the same recipes, which sound fine and I'll try either a sauce or jam or both. But still I have questions for anyone who's prepared loquats before.

Do you have a favorite or preferred preparation? Cooked lightly in a sugar syrup, loquat jam, spiced loquats, or just eaten raw? To preserve them, a spice-flavored syrup is appealing, can I just add spices like ginger, clove, cinnamon to the standard jam recipe? I've seen a recipe for spiced loquats that calls for vinegar, and pickling is not what I'm after here.

Regarding the skin, does the quality of jam or a cooked sauce suffer if the skins are left on? The loquats are so small that just getting the peels off all of them looks like a task that will take the better part of the day, and if leaving the skin on doesn't negatively affect the final product, I'd like to know. Also, if you have an easy way to remove the skin please share.

Any advice or wisdom is welcome! Thanks in advance.

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

13 No-Bake Summer Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious
Recipe Round-Ups

13 No-Bake Summer Desserts That Are Stress-Free & Delicious

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for some easy 4th of July dessert ideas that are ideal for grilling season? Look no further...

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season
Recipe Round-Ups

11 of Our Most Popular Sides for Summer Grilling & BBQ Season

by David Watsky | You're well on your way to a great grilling season with our 13 most popular BBQ recipes and even a...

How to Make Wine Pops, the Coolest Summer Treat Around
Recipe Round-Ups

How to Make Wine Pops, the Coolest Summer Treat Around

by Joey Skladany | Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you the wine pop, a.k.a. your new favorite (and innovative...

This Mixed Berry Pie Couldn’t Be Any Easier to Bake
Food News

This Mixed Berry Pie Couldn’t Be Any Easier to Bake

by Amy Schulman | Best friends Malaka Wilson-Greene and Erica Freeman didn’t expect to land in the baking world. The...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.