Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam Recipe – No Powdered or Liquid Pectin Added

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Since the rhubarb was growing like crazy in the garden, I decided it must be time to start canning. Strawberry-Rhubarb jam has been my favorite jam since I was a kid and oddly, I haven’t made it since the first year I started canning.

I didn’t have a go-to recipe to use and when searching the web, I found that pretty much all of the recipes I came across either had a TON of sugar added (like 8 or more cups, isn’t that nuts?!) or used liquid/powdered pectin. One even used strawberry jello instead of real strawberries <gag>. So, I experimented and the results were great.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of chopped rhubarb
  • 5 cups of quartered strawberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of filtered water
  • 3 cups of organic sugar (or 2 cups of raw honey)

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Once you have all of your ingredients ready, toss the strawberries into a heavy-bottomed sauce pan and use a potato masher to smash up the berries. Then toss in all of the remaining ingredients.

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Heat to a boil and cook over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes. You must stir often to avoid burning the sauce.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam recipe - No added liquid or powdered pectin - all organic

That’s it!

Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch head space, and seal. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes. If the jam is going to be eaten right away, don’t bother with processing and just refrigerate.

For more inspiration on how to use up your rhubarb, here is the rhubarb and apple jam recipe I created last spring!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. courtneykillpack
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 09:05:53

    I’m excited to know you don’t have to use process sugar to make jam, I think honey would taste so much better! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  2. Kungphoo
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 10:36:32

    looks easy to do and looks like it tastes good.. Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  3. jshallow01
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 10:51:11

    Yum! I love strawberry rhubarb jam!

    Reply

  4. Kristin
    Jun 17, 2014 @ 21:39:52

    I’ve always wanted to try my hand at making jam!

    Reply

  5. Danielle Stewart
    Jun 18, 2014 @ 13:41:31

    This is great. I wish I had the patience to make my own things like this.

    Reply

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