Rhubarb & ginger jam

Rhubarb & ginger jam

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(33 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins Plus soaking

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Makes 4 x 450g jars
This delicious jam is a perfect late winter pick-me-up combining seasonal forced rhubarb with health-boosting ginger

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal55
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg pink rhubarb, trimmed weight
    Rhubarb

    Rhubarb

    roo-barb

    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 1kg jam sugar (which has added pectin)
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 50g stem or crystallised ginger, finely chopped
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 4cm piece ginger, peeled
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

Method

  1. Wash the rhubarb under cold running water and slice into 2cm pieces. Tip into a large ceramic or plastic bowl and add the jam sugar, lemon zest and juice, and chopped stem ginger. Finely grate the peeled ginger directly over the rhubarb.

  2. Stir the mixture thoroughly, cover loosely with cling film and leave to one side for about 2 hrs to allow the sugar to dissolve into the rhubarb juices. You may need to stir the mixture occasionally to encourage this process along.

  3. Pop a few saucers in the freezer. Scoop the fruit and all the sugary juices into a preserving pan and set over a medium heat. Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved, and bring to the boil. Continue to cook at a fairly swift pace until the rhubarb is really tender and the conserve has reached setting point – this should take about 10-15 mins.

  4. To test for a set, drop ½ tsp of the jam onto a cold saucer, leave it for 30 secs, then gently push it with the tip of your finger. If the jam wrinkles the setting point has been reached. If not, continue to cook for a further couple of minutes and test again.

  5. Remove the pan from the heat and leave to one side for 2-3 mins before pouring into sterilised jars. Seal immediately and label with the date once completely cold.

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lemony_mel
24th Aug, 2014
Very tasty jam! I am very new to this and this is only my second attempt. I halved the amount of ingredients adding a bit on top and was disappointed that the amount i made which i split between 4 small jars, wasn't nearly enough to fill any of them, i am planning on giving 3 of them as gifts but am disappointed that the jars don't look full. Will make this jam again though as it was delicious. reminds me of mango chutney slightly though???
RobertPatrick
28th May, 2014
Absolutely delicious. Will certainly be making it again.
llittlemac1@xtr...
5th May, 2014
Well the first time I have made jam that has set and so easy to make. I used ordinary sugar, and I did have to boil longer but it turned out beautiful and I am not a good cook. Thank you
StovesShouldBeAfraid
2nd Feb, 2014
This recipe looks much better than the one I just followed in an old book which had me put the ginger in a muslin bag so it was removed. I can hardly taste the ginger. Essentially this one is the same but without the muslin - a much better idea. All I need is some more rhubarb!
littlenanny
11th Oct, 2013
Just made this jam and couldn't get it to set, I have put it in the jars and hope it will set over time
c0wface
22nd Sep, 2013
I used 800g of caster sugar in place of jam sugar and this set just fine - in actual fact it set a bit too well and was difficult to scoop out of the jar. Tastes lovely though! Great for Winter mornings.
ladymeerkat
17th Sep, 2013
made this jam for the first time ever. was delighted with the results.. recipe so easy to follow. My friends love it!!!
ladymeerkat
17th Sep, 2013
This recipes was the first jam I have ever made. So easy and straight forward. I was delighted how fab it tasted!! My friends loved it. I read all the comments before I made it, and am now addicted to searching for recipes. Thank you. xx
firefly125
25th Aug, 2013
5.05
Just couldn't resist making another batch of this jam.This time I put in slightly less ginger and the taste was amazing,The last lot was more ginger flavoured but this time was more rhubarb flavoured.Both versions are excellent and its great to have two different varieties of the same jam. Maybe a Christmas pressie for someone or I might be selfish and use it all myself.
firefly125
18th Aug, 2013
5.05
To everyone who is scared of the unknown.Be brave and go for it. The recipe is easy to follow and the rewards are a delicious delight which excites the taste buds.However as mentioned elsewhere add extra ginger. Good luck and enjoy.

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