Thursday, May 26, 2011

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

If you are looking to put some of that rhubarb in your garden to good use, make this jam right away!

Strawberry and rhubarb is about as classic a combo as they come - think peanut butter meets jelly.  Only better.  Wrapped up in this easy-to-make jam, these two are a delightful combination.  Perfect for wheat buttermilk breadyogurt, ice cream, pancakes, or even that PB and J {if you're not allergic to peanuts}.   

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - Adapted from One Perfect Bite

4 C rhubarb
3 C strawberries
1 1/2 C sugar
1 T lemon juice

Begin by dicing up the washed strawberries and rhubarb.

Add the strawberries and rhubarb to a large sauce pan.  Drizzle in the lemon juice.  Then, add the sugar. 

Stir to coat.  

Heat the fruit veggie mixture over medium high heat until boiling.  Stir occasionally   

Allow the mixture to cook at a slow boil over medium-low heat for about 1 hour.  After 1 hour, remove a spoonful and place it on a chilled plate or small chilled bowl.  

If the jam pretty much stays put and doesn't run at the edges, the jam is done.  If it's a little runny around the edges, cook for 5-10 more minutes and check again.  

Allow the jam to cool slightly in the pan, about 20 minutes.  Then, transfer into a canning jar or other storage container.  Store in the refrigerator, and use within 2 weeks.  

I placed the remaining jam into a freezer safe container, and froze the rest!  Alternatively, you can actually can the jam using the procedure Mary shares with the original recipe.  

We loved this jam -- especially on buttermilk pancakes.  I'm excited that I was able to successfully reduce the sugar in the recipe and get a jam that we enjoyed.  

Linked to: Somewhat Simple, Fun with Food Friday, Your Recipe, My Kitchen


  1. My mom used to always make strawberry rhubarb jam when I was growing up. I remember it only being second best to apple butter :) Yours looks lovely!

  2. I love this jam, perfect combo! And I love how you always try to reduce sugar and other "bad" ingredients to make things healthier! I'm still waiting for strawberries to go on sale here and then I'm making this ASAP! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed weekend...oh, and I love your blog remodel, it looks great!

  3. Certainly one of my favorites too

  4. Perfect! I've been looking for something else to do with the rhubarb! Can't wait to try this.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  5. Thank you so much for the link. Your jam looks fantastic. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

  6. My Mom used to make this every summer! But she never shared recipes (she was odd that way!!) so this brings back memories! Can't wait to make some.

  7. Just made this and your rhubarb cake (although I added a bit of strawberry because I cut too much) - I can't wait till they are ready to eat!!!

  8. Your jam looks luscious! I just bought rhubarb for the first time - can't wait to try it!

  9. I can't wait to make this jam. It looks amazing!Thanks for a great post.


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