|How wonderful it is to wake up to toast|
spread with your very own homemade
rhubarb n' strawberry jam on
those cold winter days...
Prep: 15 mins. |
Cook: 20 mins.
Posted by Sandra
5 cups fresh rhubarb, chopped into small chunks
1 lb. bag of frozen strawberries, thawed, and chopped
3 cups granulated sugar (or splenda)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (3 oz. package) strawberry flavored jello (use sugar-free if you like)
Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for 10 minutes, cooling to dry on a clean towel.
In a large stockpot, stir together the freshly chopped rhubarb and sugar. Cover, and let stand overnight.
The next morning, add the chopped strawberries to the stockpot with the rhubarb and sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil, stirring constantly, until the rhubarb is soft. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla, and dry jello mix to dissolve.
Transfer hot jam to sterile jars, and to process so you can store in pantry (versus refrigerator or freezer) place the sealed jars of jam into a boiling water bath, and processed for 10 minutes; doing so in batches if need be. - Enjoy!
Tips: I thaw the strawberries overnight in the refrigerator, and then chop them just before making jam the following morning. These jars of jam make wonderful gifts, especially if you grow a lot of rhubarb as I do – feel free to double the recipe, or use pint-size jars instead of ½-pint jars.