Sunday, June 12, 2011

"Fake" Raspberry or Strawberry Jam

My kids hear rhubarb and they wrinkle their noses. They want their jam to be strawberry or raspberry or grape jelly. I made 20 jars of grape jelly last year and we had to beg some of grandma's cuz we ran out. I was talking to the mister's mom one day and said I wish the kids would eat rhubarb jam because we have enough of it and Shane planted even more last year. Earlier this week she brought me out this recipe and I made some up today and let me tell you, my kids were eating it out of the pot with a spoon as I was try to get it into jelly jars to process. They even told dad that I was the best mom ever cuz my raspberry jam was so good. Ta-ha! Got them fooled and I'm not tellin' them!  :)

Jello Rhubarb Jam
7 cups chopped rhubarb
5 cups sugar
2 pkgs. raspberry or strawberry jello

Mix the first two ingredients and let stand overnight. The next day bring to a boil and simmer for 7 minutes. Remove from hear, add jello and stir for 1 minute. Pour into jars and process. I did a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Sorry no picture. It has been a busy busy day around the farm and I'm ready for chores and a walk!


ps - Does anyone have a good recipe for jams that doesn't call for so much sugar? I might try another batch and replace half the sugar with honey.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to be making jams for Christmas a little later in the year, but I'm with you, I dont like the amount of sugar in jam. Not only is it not good for you, but it's so darn expensive!