Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Berrybarb Jam/Preserve- With Blueberries, Strawberries and Rhubarb

This summer has been beastly hot! But it hasn't stopped us from having some outdoor fun. Only problem is you get dead tired by the end of the day and that does not apply to the kids! Even after a full day of activities they don't go to bed even at 9.30. It's always a wonder, how much energy they have!

Berry-Rhubarb Jam


I had mentioned earlier that one of my summer activities will be to make jams. After tasting a Blueberry-Rhubarb jam at the farmers maket I was hooked. I knew I will have to incorporate rhubard when I made jam at home. And for the recipe today, I have a combination of blueberries and strawberries with rhubarb and it turned out so well that I need to make it again soon.

Blueberries


Now if you don't believe me ask Sunitha, she tasted this when she visited us.

Berry-Rhubarb Jam


This jam has my favorite berries and Rhubarb gives it a nice and tangy twist.

Berries


Ingredients:

Blueberries- 1 cup
Strawberries,hulled- 2 cup
Rhubarb-1 inch pieces- 1 cup
Lemon juice- 2 tsp
Lemon zest- a pinch
Water/Apple juice- 1/3 cup
Sugar- 1 1/4 cup

Method:

1.In a large thick bottom pot, mix the berries, rhubarb and apple juice/water.
2.Cook covered on medium heat until the everything is cooked and rhubarb becomes soft and tender. Stir frequently.This takes about 12-15 minutes.
3.Add the sugar and lemon juice.Mix everything and continue cooking uncovered, stirring continuously. Skim off and discard any foam that comes on the top.
4.Continue this until the jam thickens and passes the freezer test(see notes) or when it starts to run together when you pour it with a spoon.
5.Turn off the heat and transfer into a clean jar.
6.Cool completely in the refrigerator.This keeps well for 3-4 weeks in a refrigerator.


Notes:

1.Freezer test : keep a small plate in the freezer when you start making the jam. Place a drop of the jam when you think that it done. Put back in the freezer for 30 seconds. If the jam is set well it is done.If you think it is still liquidy , continue cooking for another 5 minutes and repeat the test.
2. The amount of sugar can be changed according to your liking.
3.If you want to preserve this for longer time, use a canning method.
4.As you have already noticed, this doesn't have any added pectin. The apple juice and Strawberries have lots of natural pectin in them.
5. If you are making jam for the first time,be careful.Use a big pot and a long spoon for stirring. It splutters a lot, don't get any burns.

Recipe adapted from : Here

41 comments:

  1. Jam looks so perfect...with lovely color and clicks..

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  2. Dilicious and mouthwatering jam with awesome clicks.

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  3. So tempting... love the clicks!

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  4. HOME MADE JAM IS HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS

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  5. Wow looks beautiful,love the combo and the clicks.

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  6. delicious jam n colorful pics niceee

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  7. adipoli!!! super pics chechi..ithu njan ippozha kandathu ;)..allel ithu nerittu parayamayirunnu!!!

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  8. Adipoli jam. Try chyethu nokkanam .

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  9. Luv the home made jam :) Delicious

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  10. Perfectly done!! Best use of the berry season..

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  11. Adipoli jam, Nami..Pics oru rakshayumilla.

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  12. Slurp..drooling here.Its so yummy..

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  13. My daughter loves this a lot, wish I could get these berries in India. Looks yummy and beautiful pictures.

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  14. Colorful nd yummy jam.. Loved all the fresh ingredients...

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  15. Such a lovely jam - I am finally sharing a rhubarb post tomorrow. Been meaning to all summer.

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  16. lovely combination of flavors

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  17. Homemade Jams always taste so much better and makes breakfast much more sweeter. Love the combination u used.
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  18. Looks perfect Dear. Love the clicks.

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  19. I just love this preserve. Loved the last click.

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  20. Sorry...I could not read the recipe..lost in the picture :) One more read..

    Lite Bite

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  21. wonderful clicks and delicious jam, no doubt ur friends had a great breakfast

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  22. Send some of that beasy hot weather this side, here it has been rainy , cloudy and dull.
    Love love this jam; wish i had a jar.

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  23. Well you know the abouve coment is from Finla @mykitchentreasures as i think i commented on Shyama's id :-)

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  24. Looks super yummy...nice color.

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  25. adipoli pics... ethu kaanumbol thanne kothi varumallo

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  26. Yummyyyyy Jam :)

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  27. wow dear great recipe...and love the colour of jam.....

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  28. I believe you ..this looks just so fab and lovely clicks Nams

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  29. it looks fabulous! Strawberries and rhubarb are a classic combo in themselves, it will be interesting to see how the blueberrries blend in with them..would love to make this some day soon!

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  30. hmmm yummy blueberry jam with such a beautiful clicks:)

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  31. Looks so fresh and lovely...I just love berries and what a great recipe to keep for whatever is on hand! I also like to swirl some in to some Greek yogurt with some coconut--yum! Lovely pictures!

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  32. this looks wonderful delicious jam

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  33. adipoliyayittundu....... aashamsakal.....

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  34. It sounds amazing...great flavors.
    And your pics are amazing too.

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  35. This sounds sooo good! I love the flavors you have used:)

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