Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Rhubarb Jam

Our rhubarb is coming in and thought I would share a fast jam recipe from a wonderful neighbor that the girls called, Granny Pinkham..She is gone now, but the love she gave to all of us, will always be in our hearts..

Rhubarb Jam
5 cups rhubarb, cut in small pieces
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
4 cups sugar
1 pack strawberry jello ( I used the small one)

Mix rhubarb, sugar and pineapple together in large kettle, let stand for 30 minutes.
Bring slowly to a boil and cook for 12 minutes, remove from heat and stir in jello till dissolved..Pour into sterilized jars..Now she has topped the jars with paraffin. Today things are done different with canning..so do as you see fit..I have to tell you, my mother only used paraffin on all her jellies/jams and never had a problem..but it is not recommended today..
This is more like a loose jam, maybe if you use the large jello package it would set firmer.
No matter what you do with it, it is delicious...

This blog is written with much love for a wonderful woman that was a blessing to this family and is dearly missed everyday of our lives...

Till next time, keep looking up..

13 comments:

Fog and Thistle said...

That sounds nice! Thanks for sharing.

High Desert Diva said...

Oh...I'm going to miss my rhubarb plants! I wonder how they would do growing in the desert?

Any recipe from grandma has to be good!

fluffnflowers said...

Yum! I've been trying to get some plants for my own garden, but haven't had much luck procuring them. Rhubarb is sooo tasty.

Sarah McBride said...

I LOVE rhubarb, but we have the wrong climate down here for it. My grandmother grew rhubarb for YEARS. She had plants in her Michigan backyard that lasted 20 years! She could make a strawberry rhubarb pie that would knock your socks off.
thanks for the recipe, I will have to purchase my rhubarb and try it out!

Cute & Sweet said...

Yum! My grandma used to make a strawberry rhubarb tart-thingy...soooo good. Grandma's have the best recipes! :)

LazyTcrochet said...

Yum! I'm not usually a rhubarb fan, but I just might try that.

PamperingBeki said...

Oh YUM!! I made one very similar that had a can of cherry pie filling rather than the pineapple. My family members are still asking me to make it again!

Sister Mary Martha said...

Someone on etsy had a great recipe for rhubarb crisp the other day.

Stacy's Designs 88 said...

In Hawaii, rhubarb is not something that we use/eat regularly or at all. I've seen it in the markets. This might be a good time to try a new thing...which would be a good thing. Thanks for sharing. ;)

SpinachNPeace said...

yum...I love rhubarb! i wish i had access to it.

BabyLyons said...

Very interesting, might have to try it when i get the chance :)

Rosihue said...

Oh Yum! I LOVE rhubarb jam!

Cheryl Anne said...

My mom grows rhubarb... Your recipe reminds me of home :) Thanks for sharing!