Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients not listed in body of recipe, so... 1 pound rhubarb, finely chopped - 3 c. white sugar - 1/2 t. five spice powder - 1/4 c. chopped candied ginger - 1 dash hot pepper sauce - 3 T. lemon juice


  1. In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, sugar, five spice powder, ginger, hot pepper sauce and lemon juice; blend well.
  2. Place over low heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring to boil, skim off foam and cook over medium heat, stirring frequenly, until mixture becomes transparent and thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars; seal.
Most Helpful

I cooked my jam for about 50 minutes, and so it cooked down to yield only 3 half-pint jars. It seems softer than most jams I've made, but it probably doesn't matter since I am using this mainly as a sweet & sour type sauce for veggies (had this for lunch today and it was yummy when mixed with soy sauce and chili-garlic sauce!). This has a complex sweet/sour/spicy flavor that would work well with so many things. I look forward to using it on grilled shrimp and chicken, too. Thank you for posting.

Vino Girl July 26, 2004

This is wonderful! I gave a couple jars away and everyone who tried it raved about the versatility of this jam. I tried it on toast and on a ham sandwich and both ways it was wonderful. One person who tried it thought it would be great on grilled chicken or even as part of a marinade for grilling meat. I also think it would be great an ingredient for a refreshing salad dressing. I think it would also do very well spread between layers of a cake with buttercream frosting. I will definitely be making this many times again. I may try using fresh ginger just to see the results. Thanks for sharing!

Saeriu May 29, 2009

This recipe is wonderful! I used 1/4 t of Asian chili pepper sauce for the hot sauce. My sister has a large rhubarb plant that grows like a weed (they usually mow it down with the lawn mower, but I had her go around it for a couple weeks), so I decided to give it a go. I really love the ginger and the jam is sweet enough so I think next time I will use fresh ginger instead of the candied. It set up to jam stage for me 15 min after boiling. Also, I processed in a boiling water canner for 20 min (10 + 10 for high altitude). I got 4 8 oz jars plus a little.

Sadieveggirl June 18, 2008