Thursday, May 16, 2013

Rhubarb Jam Recipe...

Last year, I picked up a cookbook that focuses on seasonal cooking...using what is fresh right now, to cook, right now.  It's full of great ideas!

Jim's Aunt gave me an armful of rhubarb yesterday, which is abundant here this time of year.  I had enough to make one batch of this delicious jam, as well as a small dessert that lasted all of about fifteen minutes.  :)

If you have access to fresh rhubarb, I'd suggest you give this recipe a try!


5 cups rhubarb, cut finely
4 cups sugar
1/3 cup strawberry jello  ( I used raspberry, because it's what I had on hand)

Mix rhubarb and sugar; let stand overnight.
Cook 5 minutes, and add jello.
Stir well, put into jars immediately, and seal.

You could also simply refrigerate it, as it won't last long, and only makes 4 jelly jars full.  The jam will be rather runny until it cools, but then sets nicely.  It is the simplest jam recipe that I've ever made.

My mouth is watering for a piece of bread from this recipe that is baking in the oven right now, spread with butter and some of my fresh rhubarb jam.

Thanks for the rhubarb, Aunt Marilyn!


  1. Wow, that sounds good and easy! I'm going to give it a try. Thanks!

  2. I have plenty of rhubarbs and will give this a try.

  3. I'm curious to know what the little dessert was that you made! I love rhubarb.

  4. My rhubarb is doing well this year, so I may need to use this recipe. Thank you dear!

  5. It sounds great, but I have come to prefer my rhubarb in wine. I love the color of your jam.

  6. Yum!! This sounds like a super easy recipe. I just bought my first rhubarb plant. I hope in a year or two it will be a good producer! You need to share what this new cookbook is!

  7. Oh Alica I wish I had some rhubarb drat. Sounds and looks delicious. Hug B

  8. I'm going to give that one a try! Do you know if it works with sugar-free jello?

  9. On second thought I guess the sugar is necessary to make the jam set up. Never mind on that question. I've got a hubby who should watch his blood sugar but a little jam won't hurt him much.

  10. That looks good. I've never made the jam using jell-o. I'll have to go see if my rhubarb survived the drought.

  11. I love anything with rhubarb....especially rhubarb jam!!! Looks amazing!

  12. That looks yummy and so easy too! I have never seen much rhubarb around here, maybe I should look harder! LOL!!

  13. I just learned this recipe from my Grandma in Alaska :) I made up a batch and the boys are gobbling it down, it's delicious!


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