Organic Rhubarb and Apple Jam – No Powdered or Liquid Pectin Added

Organic Rhubarb-apple jam -

Strawberry-rhubarb jam is my absolute favorite, but since strawberries aren’t available here in Minnesota for another week or two, I decided to try something new. I gave rhubarb-apple jam a whirl and it is a big hit around here so I wanted to share the recipe with all of you.


  • 10 stalks of rhubarb, which was about 5 cups of chopped rhubarb
  • 3 organic apples, peeled and diced – which was about 3 cups diced
  • 1 cup of filtered water (we use reverse osmosis)
  • 2 cups of organic sugar

Organic Rhubarb apple jam - no pectin -

In a heavy bottomed saucepan, mix together all of the ingredients. Heat to a boil and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring often.

Organic Rhubarb apple jam - no pectin

I like chunks of apple in my jam so I diced my apples in fairly large chunks which I decided I wanted a bit smaller once I started cooking. Once the fruit began to soften, I used the potato masher to smash things up just a little more. If your run into the same situation, the potato masher offers a great solution.

Organic Rhubarb apple jam - no pectin-

Once your fruit is the consistency you want, grab your funnel and ladle the sauce into sterilized jars. If you are processing these, process for 10 minutes, otherwise refrigerate.

Organic Rhubarb-apple jam --

After all said and done, I only had five small Weck jars of jam. Next time I’ll double this recipe for a larger batch. The flavor is beautiful with the sweetness of the apples and the sour of the rhubarb. My mom said it would be “great on pork” and my aunt said, “it tastes like rhubarb flavored apple sauce”. You could even add cinnamon or nutmeg for a great seasonal flavor for enjoyment in the fall or winter.

Take care, Stephanie

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pearl kissel
    Jun 13, 2013 @ 10:40:21

    Great! Now, do u have a recipe for watermelon jam/preserves?. Sure would like an easy one.


  2. Pam
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 07:52:52

    This looks delicious. I love rhubarb and we had a huge patch of it growing up. Just kept coming back every year. My mom made so many tasty recipes with it. Thanks for this recipe. I will have to try it.


  3. Laurie Floyd (@GreatKidDeals)
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 07:58:43

    Thanks for the great recipe!! I can’t wait to try it!!


  4. Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz (@paulabendfeldt)
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:06:38

    This sounds delicious and love that it’s organic!


  5. Savannah miller
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:13:44

    This sounds so yummy! I have lots of jam recipes but all require pectin so excited to now have one that doesn’t:) Thank you!!


  6. bellavidaletty
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:24:37

    Looks yummy and healthy.


  7. Renae C.
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:30:50

    That looks SO good! I don’t like having to use pectin, so I will definitely have to give this a try! Thanks!


  8. Sofia Byrd (@frompdxwithlove)
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:48:17

    I have never had rhubarb (it is sweet?) but I am sure my little one would love this!!


    • MinnesotaFromScratch
      Jun 17, 2013 @ 08:49:44

      Rhubarb is a combination of sweet and sour. It is very versatile in the regard that it can be used for making sauces, cakes, bars and much more! It is inexpensive too. I definitely recommend you try it!


  9. ladyboarder9669
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 09:04:38

    Ooh this looks so delicious!! Thanks for the yummy post! xo xo


  10. shaunatorres
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 09:55:47

    Wow, that looked so easy. I have never made anything like this before, thank you


  11. Ashley B.
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 11:52:48

    My Grandparents used to grow Rhubarb, it is such a throw back from the past whenever I see a recipe that uses Rhubarb! The jam recipe looks absolutely delightful!


  12. earthlingorgeous
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 18:36:48

    Oh this is so nice! Thanks for sharing this recipe I will try it out!


  13. Steph @ Filipino Beef Recipes
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 22:03:48

    This looks so yummy and definitely a healthy recipe.. I want to try this!.. 🙂


  14. Amanda
    Jun 17, 2013 @ 23:40:14

    I have always wanted to make my own jam. It looks yummy!


  15. Brigitta Petervary
    Aug 10, 2013 @ 06:53:12

    Sounds really nice, will try it today 🙂 Sounds like a nice change from the usual rhubarb & ginger jam!


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