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Rec: Unusual Jam Recipes - add yours!

Last post Aug 04, 2009 2:22 PM by NCRobin . 5 replies.

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    Carrot Jam

    1 lb carrots, grated
    3 cups water
    rind of 3 oranges, finely grated
    3 1/2 fl oz orange juice
    2 1/2 cups light brown sugar
    1 tbsp brandy
    1/2 tsp cinnamon

    Place carrots in a pan with water. Cover pan and bring to boil. REduce heat. Simmer until carrots are very soft. Cool carrots a little. Blend until smooth or press through a fine sieve. Pour carrot purée into a preserving pan and stir in orange rind and juice. Bring to boil. Add sugar, a little at a time, stirring frequently and maintaininga boil. When all sugar has been added, boil rapidly until setting point is reached. Stir in brandy(if desired) and cinnamon. Jar as usual.
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    Eggplant Jam

    2 1/2 pounds small (Japanese) eggplants
    2 lemons, Juiced
    6 cups sugar
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    5 whole cloves
    3 tablespoons salt

    Pierce the eggplants with a fork in the peel. Let sit in cold salted water for one hour. Place eggplants in fresh water and boil for 10 minutes.

    Drain well and place in a pot (copper if possible) with the sugar and water to cover. When the sugar is dissolved add the spices and lemon juice. Cook for another 20 minutes and remove from the fire. Let the eggplants rest overnight. Simmer until syrup is thick. Test the syrup by dropping a little onto a saucer. If the drops do not spread, setting point is reached.
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  • RE: Rec: Unusual Jam Recipes - add yours!
    I don't have any jam recipes but here is 2 jelly recipes.


    6 corn cobs -- clean & cooked
    3 pints water

    3 cups corn cob liquid
    3 cups sugar
    1 box sure jell

    Boil corn cobs in 3 pints of water for 30 minutes. Strain juice and throw away corn cobs. Bring to boil the corn cob liquid, (if you don't have enough, add water to make the 3 cups) and sure-jell. When it reaches a full rolling boil, stir in sugar and bring to another full rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Skim foam from top of jelly.

    Pour in sterilized jelly jars and seal.

    NOTE: Make sure you have clean corn cobs. Wash them before using. It's better to have nice pink cobs, it makes nicer looking jelly.
    ************************ DANDELION JELLY

    1 quart dandelion blossoms
    2 quarts water
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    1 3/4 ounces powdered fruit pectin
    5 1/2 cups sugar

    Pick bright, fresh dandelion blossoms and pack the quart container pretty tightly. Rinse quickly in cold water to remove any insects/dirt on the petals. Don't leave the blossoms in the water for very long though, as they will wilt. Snip off the stem and green collar under each blossom, so that only the petals are left. In an enamel saucepan, boil the dandelion petals in water for 3 minutes, or a little longer, until the water takes on their color. Cool and strain, pressing against the petals with your fingers to extract all of the dandelion juice. Measure out 3 cups of dandelion liquid. Add the lemon juice and fruit pectin. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, using a large kettle. Add the sugar, stirring to mix well. Continue stirring and boil the mixture for 2 and 1/2 minutes. Pour into hot sterilized jelly jars and seal. Process for five minutes in a boiling water bath.
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    Any more??


  • Re: Rec: Unusual Jam Recipes - add yours!

    Tomato Marmalade


    3 cups chopped, fresh tomatoes, skinned and coarsly chopped\

    2 cups sugar

    1 large lemon, seeded and ground (peel also)

    1/4 cup sweet Sherry

    Combine all ingredients and let stand 2 hrs.  Pour in to a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Cook, stirring frequently, until syrup thickens.  Pour into hot, sterilized jelly jars and seal.

    Makes about l 1/2 pts.