Zucchini Ginger Jam

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by William Uncle Bill

This zucchini jam tastes just like marmalade. The recipe was given to me by my Aunt many years ago, however, I improvised and made it taste even better. For a different flavor you may wish to try using a combination of Jello's, apricot and orange, peach and orange or raspberry and orange. This jam also freezes well.

Top Review by BothFex

Helped use up my yellow zucc'c and for that alone I am eternally grateful. I thought the jam would have more zip, because of the ginger and pineapple but no- it tastes a lot like jello (go figure). Not my favorite, but the kids dig it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 cups shredded yellow zucchini
  • 23 cup water
  • 5 teaspoons finely grated fresh gingerroot
  • 20 fluid ounces canned crushed pineapple (include liquid)
  • 5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 1 (3 ounce) package orange gelatin


  1. Use zucchini that is young, about 10 inches long.
  2. Larger zucchini may also be used.
  3. Wash zucchini and then cut off both ends of zucchini and discard.
  4. Cut zucchini into quarters (length wise).
  5. Remove any soft zucchini meat and seeds from the middle and discard.
  6. Coarsely shred zucchini and add to a cooking pot.
  7. Add water and ginger to cooking pot; bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add crushed pineapple including liquid, sugar and rapid boil for 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Add lemon and orange powder; stir well to dissolve.
  11. Fill jars with a lid and store in refrigerator.
  12. You may also preserve this jam in glass containers and process in the regular way.

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