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