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Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam



Start by adding the rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, and water into a sauce pot on medium heat.
Cook until the fruit begins to break down and all of the juices begin to extract from the fruit, about 25 minutes or so.
Using a stick blender, blend the mixture.
I like the stick blender because you do not have to strain anything or pour it into a blender.
Once blended, reduce the heat to low and add in the lemon zest and lemon juice.
Continue to cook until the jam thickens.
I typically measure the thickness by running a wooden spoon in the jam and seeing how well it sticks to the spoon.
Once thickened, remove the jam from the heat, and let cool on the stove.
Once cooled, pour into a large mason jar, and place in the refrigerator.
My wife and kids loved this jam, and heck, so did I.
Im not much into sweet stuff, but this was a bit addicting.
I should say my friends and neighbors loved the rhubarb and strawberry jam as well.
You can process this using standard canning practices if you like.
However I just placed it in the mason jar and refrigerated it.
It lasted for several weeks.
One of the uses beyond spreading this on toast or peanut butter sandwiches was to spread it on some brie cheese and warm it in the oven until the cheese starts to melt.
I served that with some chopped apples for an appetizer.
It was heavenly.
If you are looking for ways to use rhubarb, give this one a shot.