Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Lark's Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I love the Summer months because it means I will be
able to do some home canning with all of the fresh fruit.
Right now Strawberry are a plenty.
 And I just happened to have some Fresh Rhubarb (20 lbs.) as well.
 So of course I had to pair them together to make
 this tart and tangy jam.
 (I took this picture before I processed them in a
 hot water bath to seal the lids.) 
 
Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
10 C. Fresh Rhubarb: cut into small pieces
8 C. Sugar
3 1/2 C. Strawberry Puree
1 tsp. Almond Extract
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
2/3 C. Strawberry Jello
1 (1.75 oz.) Box Powdered Pectin
In a Large stock pot, place the sugar and rhubarb.
 Stir well and place on med.-high heat.
Bring to a boil, continually stirring for 20 minutes.
Then add in Strawberry puree, almond extract and cinnamon.
Still stirring bring to a soft boil for another 20 minutes. 
Pour in dry jello and  pectin. Stir until dissolved.
Next pour into sterilized warm jars, process with a hot water bath
for 15 minutes. Let jars "set" for 24 hrs.
 
This is one of those jams you can not buy it the stores!

Enjoy the finer "Country" things,
Lark 

9 comments:

Brandy K said...

Your jam looks so yummy! I miss rhubarb so badly! It is nearly impossible to find it here in Texas. :( Love that you can too!

Holly said...

I've never had rhubarb... am I a weirdo or what?! lol I would love to make homemade jam though! YUM

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

How can one go wrong with these simple directions and GREAT POST!!! Love making jam, Lark this is great.

The Better Baker said...

OOOO - I would LOVE a piece of toast topped with your tasty-looking jam. MMM! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Strawberries and rhubarb complement each other so nicely.

Sherri@FoodBasics101.com said...

Hello Lark! I found you through Basilmomma's Blog Hop!

The jam looks delish! I haven't been brave enough to tackle jams and jellies yet, but my Mom makes it.

Have a great day! Sherri
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Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

That's the best kind of jams - homemade and ones you can't buy in the stores. :-)

MM said...

Thanks for linking with Garden Variety Wednesday!

No, you certainly can't buy this in stores! I like that there are cinnamon and almond extract in this. Bet they give the jam that extra something!

Ott, A. said...

I love the taste of Strawberry in Rhubarb together. And I wanted to invite you to our Canning Week Blog Party (Aug. 22-26). http://alattewithotta.blogspot.com/p/canning-week-2011.html There will be a canning linky party with a guest judge, and canning related give-a-ways. It should be a lot of fun and I hope you will stop by and link up!!!

Brandi said...

wow, that looks delicious!

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