Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rhubarb

I have had a recipe for Rhubarb-Pineapple jam for about ten years, that I have never tried. I made some last week, and it is so delicious, I had to share the recipe.

I have been making jam for a really long time, and I have learned that you have to do everything just right if you want your jam or jelly to turn out. You have to measure the exact amount of sugar, and let it boil, while stirring for exactly the amount of time the recipe says. It is a lot of work, but so worth it. I think it is so much better than the jam you buy in the store.


Rhubarb-Pineapple Jam:
3 C. shredded fine rhubarb
1 C. Drained, crushed pineapple
4 C. sugar
1 package strawberry Jello
Put all ingred, except for Jello on med. heat, bring to a boil while stirring, remove and stir in Jello until dissolved, pour into sterilized jars.
I felt a little strange about the jello because I always use the standard liquid pectin, or certo when I make jam, but it was really good. It didn't over power the Rhubarb at all. Next time, I may get daring though, and use the certo instead to see if it works.
Oh, and guess what ? I just found out that rhubarb is a vegetable! Who knew!

14 comments:

Levin (and Emily) said...

sounds yummy. we love home made apricot and strawberry jam here - there's nothing like it.
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Carol said...

Sounds and look great!Thanks for the recipe I'll have to try it. :)

QuiltedSimple said...

Thanks for a great new recipe - I have 10 lbs. of rhubarb I don't know what to do with yet - I'll definitely try this one.

Kris

mrsbeaver said...

I love rhubarb and this sounds very good, but....how exactly do you shred rhubarb?? Like with a grater or just chop it small? I'm excited to try this. Thanks

yellowfarmhouse said...

YUMMY - I'm actually getting some rhubarb from a friend tomorrow and will be making some wonderful muffins. I really need my own rhubarb patch - especially since now I know it's a vegie, LOL.

Thanks I'm tucking this recipe away.

Karen

FinnyKnits said...

Oh rhubarb. I love it so much.

Except that it costs like $5 a bunch here and that is unacceptable.

However, my neighbors just gave me a little tub of their strawberry rhubarb jam and I am cherishing it.

Enjoy your creation - it looks yum.

Em said...

Ha ha! I am laughing about the vegetable comment at the end of your post. I am forever correcting people on the botanical definition of a fruit/vegetable. I'm sure they're all greatly annoyed, some of them may be mildly interested though, and I find it fun anyway! That recipe looks really yummy! I may need to grow some rhubarb now, so I can try it!

SMF.sportychic said...

Holy Mackerel,
That sounds amazing I love pineapple, and I love things made with rhubarb...super yummo!

Sandy said...

I love rhubarb too. Is it easy to shred though?
It sounds delicious.

Louise said...

I absolutely adore rhubarb but I can't make jam. I will hand this recipe over to my Mum!! Yummy!!

Chris said...

Thanks for the recipe. I will be trying to make it this weekend. It sounds good!

angie said...

Now this is making my mouth water. I LOVE homemade jam.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the sound of rhubarb and pineapple! This is one jam that I will have to make.

Alia said...

Hi there,

What does one use if they don't live where mason jars are sold?????