Sunday, May 19, 2013

Rhubarb jams

Rhubarb jams, originally uploaded by cabanagirl.
I chose 2 different recipes for rhubarb jam. The classic is the same ingredients as for the strawberry rhubarb pie. The second one was flavored with vanilla and Earl Grey tea. Both of the recipes come from Marisa McClellan's "Food in Jars"

If you love rhubarb and have some time to preserving some for later try these recipes:
Rhubarb jam, with strawberries and oranges:
6 cups chopped rhubarb (2.5 lbs)
4 cups chopped strawberries(2 dry pints)
Zest and juice of 2 oranges
5 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 (3oz) packets liquid pectin
Bring all ingredients except pectin to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer 15-20 minutes until the rhubarb breaks down. Add the pectin and bring to high heat letting the jam boil for 5 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars and process in boiling water bath 10 minutes

Vanilla-rhubarb jam- with Earl Grey (bergamot)

8 cups chopped rhubarb (3 lbs)
4 cups sugar
1 cup Earl Grey tea (double strength)
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1 (3oz) packet liquid pectin
Bring rhubarb, sugar and tea to boil.
Add vanilla bean and seeds, lemon juice and salt and let bubble 15-20 minutes.
Add the liquid pectin and bring to boil. Let boil 3-4 minutes. Pour into sterilized jars. Process in boiling water bath 10 minutes

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