Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam!

Hi everyone! I'm joining Foodie Friday with the jam I made last Saturday, I love the way it turned out! I had the best intentions, you know, pictures of every step, etc. but the reality is... frozen fruit is not pretty, and once sugar melts and starts boiling on the stove it's best to give that your full attention! So, here's a shot of the finished product, all prettied up and ready to be gifted.
and my hand written note on the inside:

Here's the recipe, I always start out with something proven, then tweak it a bit. This is basically the Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam recipe from The Ball Blue Book, and my addition this year is orange and a cinnamon stick. 

Strawberry-Rhubarb Jam
2 cups crushed strawberries
2 cups chopped rhubarb (make it small)
1 orange-zest of half (no pith), peel and supreme the sections, rough chop
Juice of one lemon
1 package powdered pectin
1 cinnamon stick
5 1/4 cups sugar
Add all fruit and juice to pot, if your fruit is not frozen add the pectin too. If frozen, heat fruit till it thaws then add the pectin. (I freeze berries as they ripen if I don't have enough for a full batch.) Bring this to a boil, add sugar and cinnamon stick constantly stirring. Bring to a rolling boil, boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skim foam, remove cinnamon stick, ladle into hot jars and process for 10 minutes in a water bath.
I won't go into good canning practices and procedures, you can find plenty of info about that on-line.
Hope you love it if you try it!

23 comments:

  1. This is my favorite jam and I am totally out. You reciipe is a bit different than mine so I am excited to try it. Now the issue....where to get some rhubarb!!

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  2. I love the way you packaged your delicious strawberry ruhburb jam! Not only yummy but pretty too! This recipe looks fabulous! I love the idea of using a cinnamon stick. That must give it the best flavor!
    Look for my post on jam making Saturday.
    Yummy!
    Yvonne

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  3. Looks delicious! I've enjoyed catching up on your previous posts that I've recently missed while away from my computer. ~ Sarah

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  4. Your jam looks good, and it's pretty. I know how it is with cooking and photography. Sometimes the product just doesn't cooperate by looking pretty. But yours looks pretty here, and what a nice note!
    Beth

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  5. What a yummy jar of jam! You are sure a busy lady! Thanks for sharing. Anne

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  6. Love the pretty way you did the jar. I've made lots of freezer strawberry jam but not cooked and no rhubarb.

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  7. I'd love to try making jam one day. This would be a wonderful way to start because there is nothing better than the combination of strawberries and rhubarb!

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  8. looks very good, love to can food!

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  9. Love making jam. I was just thinking the other day that I need to round up the kids and go strawberry picking to make some. I have the Ball recipe but your addition of orange and a cinnamon stick sounds really good! I may just have to try this one out.

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  10. I'm pretty new to the jam making world, but I've really enjoyed it. I love the way you "prettied it up".

    :)
    ButterYum

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  11. Your jam is beautiful! What a wonderful gift :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  12. YUMMY! Jam is a wonderful gift to give and receive!

    Very nice, Lilly =-)

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  13. Hope I'm on your gift list as this looks so pretty and ready for a celebration. Thanks for sharing your tweaked recipe.

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  14. I am always busy planting and weeding when the rhubarb is ready to pick. Either that, or else, like this year, I pick the rhubarb when the stalks are larger than they should be, and then put them in the refrigerator until they are ready for the compost pile. I almost got them checked today, to see if I could still make something with them, but didn't get to it.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. You have a nice one!

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  15. Your finished product is pretty as a picture. Love the little skirt :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. Lovely packaging! I did peach jam and am putting up my post tomorrow! I lOVE this time of year! And I love having MY HOMEMADE peach and strawberry jam in the dead of winter! Don't you?

    Have a great week end!
    ~Rainey~

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  17. What a great jam combo. I love the addition of the orange and cinnamon. I bet it is lovely on a piece of toast!!

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  18. oooooh, that looks wonderful! I will copy that recipe. . . and maybe I can get my canning pal, Bonnie, to help me make some! My mother made the most wonder dishes with rhubarb..which she raised.

    Love how you used a snack set plate and cup on a recent post to enjoy your chips and dip from! I have a set of 24 of those luncheon plates...and so do three other friends. When we have big bridal or wedding showers, we pool our sets and wow everyone with how awesome they are! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend! dana

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  19. One of my favorite jams and you packaged it beautifully!

    Have a great week!

    Carol

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  20. My Mom used to make rhubarb preserves! They tasted really good too.
    Your receipe sounds good, maybe I'll get it a try.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  21. If I could reach my tiny hand through my puter screen, I'd grab that pretty jam and make me some toast and smear it all over it. It looks delicious.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. I've never tasted that, but if it's anything like strawberry rhubard pie, then I know I'd love it! Linda

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  23. I need to start growing rhubarb. I have tried a couple of times. We had it growing up and I love it.

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