Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This was printed a few summers ago in the Montreal Gazette. They had found it on epicurious.com. One of these I'm going to try rhubarb, because I've been itching to try it since I found this recipe.
- 4 cups diced rhubarb
- 2 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 6 tablespoons crystallized ginger
- 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
- Combine all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, stirring over medium high heat until sugar dissolves.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to medium. Simmer until jam thickens and mounds on a spoon (about 20 minutes); stir often to prevent scorching.
- Transfer to jars, cover and chill. Keep refrigerated.
I changed this recipe too much to rate it. It was the best recipe I found for what I was looking for and I looked at a lot of them. I used lemon zest and the juice because that is what I had. I added almost a half cup of crystallized ginger and added a teaspoon of fresh grated ginger--I think it could have still used more. I cooked the rhubarb, lemon zest, juice and ginger and also added 2/3 cup of water for about 10 min. I added 2 tablespoons of pectin and brought back to a rolling boil for 1 min, I added 2 cups of sugar all at once like that pectin jar said. I put in sterilized jars and hot water bathed for 10 min. It is very good jam. I have only made jam a few times and only with pectin and that is why I felt the need to change the recipe so much. I needed this review for my records.
YUM! Probably a good idea to double it next time:)
I made this in my new bread maker. I had that setting on the old one but never tried it. After consulting the manufacturer I cut the recipe in half (the service rep said there was too much volume), cooked the rhubarb about 1/2 way and went for it. I made this for DH as he's a jam lover and after chilling for awhile he pronounced 5 stars. Couldn't have been much easier and I like the smaller amount because it's just for one person.