Small Batch Rhubarb Jam

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recipe by Cookery Nation

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Ah, rhubarb jam. A fantastic combination of sweet and tart. I love rhubarb jam but I only have a few rhubarb plants. Certainly not enough to fill my pantry with jars of jam. Instead of just letting them wilt away, I make small batches of rhubarb jam. The nice thing is that there is no need for pectin, or canning. The secret here is the apple. It adds enough natural pectin to create a nice thick jam, without making it taste like apple jam. This recipe is actually very versatile. It can be used to add a flavour punch to many sweet and savoury dishes. - Add a dollop to vanilla ice cream - Use when cooking chicken or pork - Add to vanilla ice cream mixture when making your own ice cream - Add to smoothies This recipe calls for Apple Pie Spice which you can buy or make yourself. We recommend making a large batch of Apple Pie Spice and use it in recipes calling for cinnamon. It is so much better. We have provided a recipe for it in our profile.

recipe updated Oct 16, 2018


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    White sugar
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    Vanilla extract
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    Apple pie spice mix


  • kCook icon Food processor
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  • kCook icon Food processor bowl
  • kCook icon Jar
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  1. Get a clean food processor bowl
  2. Add sliced rhubarb
  3. Add peeled apple
  4. Blend well
  5. Transfer fruit to saucepan
  6. Add white sugar
  7. Add vanilla extract
  8. Add apple pie spice mix
  9. Boil briefly while stirring occasionally
  10. Simmer gently until thickened while stirring occasionally
  11. Let cool until completely cool
  12. Transfer jam to jar
  13. Store in fridge
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