Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

You should make this.  For reals.  Usually when I make dessert, I don't eat as I go, and even though this isn't technically a dessert, it was so sweet and delicious, I may or may not have been eating it with a spoon... And, I may or may not have restricted hubby's jam intake so we have enough to last the year:) 

I use a great resource, www.pickyourown.org, for all of my canning info, as well as my Ball canning book.  I have had great luck with both!

So, here you go.  Recipe used from www.pickyourown.org.

You'll need:

4 cups crushed strawberries (1 1/2 qts of whole berries)
2 cups cooked rhubarb (just chop it up and boil for a minute or two until it's soft)
7 cups sugar (yup, you read that right.  kinds of gross.  but, if you use the low-sugar pectin, you can reduce the sugar to 4 cups...still gross, but less, ha!)
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh, if you have it)
1 1/2 packages of pectin (again, try the low-sugar if you like)

Basically, just mix everything, saving 1/4 cup of the sugar and the pectin, and heat over medium to medium-high heat in a large pot.  Keep stirring it pretty often until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. 

Then, add the remaining sugar and pectin, and take to a full boil, stirring often to incorporate the pectin.

Finally, skim off the foam and follow normal canning procedures (I used a water bath) to finish.

Then, hide them somewhere you'll forget so you don't find yourself with a spoon and a jar of jam!


  1. It must give you such delight to see all those jars of cheery red jam, and even more delight to eat it. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your jam up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

  2. I've really been wanting to make strawberry rhubard jam! I just made a strawberry rhubard pie and it was delicious!

  3. Thanks, ladies:) One of those perfect summer combinations that will be so lovely and fresh come January!