Thursday, June 14, 2012
Easy Rhubarb Strawberry Jam
A few weeks ago I had a drink at DMK Burger Bar called Madame Geneva's Rhubarb Delight, which is Gin, lime soda, and gingered rhubarb jam. And man was it tasty! I've never had rhubarb before and decided when I went to the farmer's market that I needed to try and make some jam. I found a couple easy recipes for Strawberry Rhubarb Jam that looked to easy to pass up. It turned out great, although I might try a little less sugar next time and/or sugar free Jello-O because it is very sweet (but still tasty). Bill made me his own version of the drink I had with the rhubarb jam and it was fantastic. Although we mainly have been putting in on bread!
Easy Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
From: Frugal Upstate & All Recipes
Prep: 1-2 hours
Cook: 15 min
6-8 cups rhubarb cut into 1 inch chunks (2 lbs rhubarb = about 5-6 cups)
3 cups of sugar to taste
1 pkg (3oz) strawberry Jell-O
1. Wash and cut rhubarb stalks into half inch pieces and place in a large pan. Mix in sugar with Rhubarb chunks.
2. Cover and let sit for at least an hour (up to overnight) until the juices come out of the rhubarb
3. Cook rhubarb mixture over medium heat stirring and mashing until it is soft and pieces of rhubarb have mostly disintegrated (about 10-12 min).
4. Turn off heat and stir in dry gelatin mix. Transfer to jars, or tupperware and refrigerate or freeze. (I put one in the refrigerator and one in the freezer).