Recipe by Lisa Clarice
One of my favorite combinations - strawberry and rhubarb! This recipe makes six 8oz jars (maybe a little more) and is incredibly delicious. Low in sugar and I use 5 to 6 tsp pectin. I don't like sweet jam, so add more sugar if you want it to be sweeter. Rhubarb is a short season (April-July) so get cooking - don't let it pass you by! Enjoy.
Top Review by tiredmama
Very good. However, I would consider this to be more of a fruit spread than a jam. I used frozen Rhubarb/Strwberries and added the whole box of pectin and another cup of sugar as I thought it would be too runny. It thickened up but not like a true jam. Aside from that it is very good and I could eat it by the spoonful. Will make again and try it with fresh fruit to see if that makes a difference in the consistency.
- 7 stalks rhubarb, diced (1.5 pounds, 3 cups)
- 6 pints strawberries (equals 5 to 6 cups mashed)
- 2 cups sugar (add more sugar for a sweeter jam)
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 5 -6 teaspoons dry pectin (follow pectin instructions on package)
Directions See How It's Made
- Dice rhubarb and place in pan over medium heat with 1/2 cup lemon juice.
- Slice strawberries in quarters and then mash slightly. Measure out 5 to 6 cups of mashed berries and add to pan with rhubarb.
- Stir. Let mixture come to a boil.
- In separate bowl, mix together 2 cups sugar and 5 teaspoons pectin.
- Add sugar/pectin mixture to the strawberry and rhubarb pan.
- Stir together and let come to a boil - turn down heat and let cook for about 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat and fill jars to 1/4" of top. Recipe makes six 8oz. jars.
- Wipe rims clean and screw on 2-piece lids.
- Submerge sealed jars into hot water at 200 degrees (or boiling) for 10 minutes. You will hear a "pop" sound once jars are removed from water - that is when the lids are sealed. Let cool on your kitchen counter.