Rhubarb Pineapple Jam and Rhubarb Strawberry Jam

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam and Rhubarb Strawberry Jam

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam and Rhubarb Strawberry Jam
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When Karl and I were living in Japan, rhubarb was impossible to find. It was such a sad realization when out first Japanese spring and early summer came and there was no rhubarb to be found! My amazing mother-in-law heard my cries of distress and managed to find canned rhubarb online somewhere in the states, and shipped it to me. That is love!

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

It was hard to accept that I wouldn’t be able to get my hands on fresh rhubarb for he three years we lived in Japan…especially when I grew up having it every year. I loved plucking fresh stalks of beautifully red rhubarb in the late spring, dipping it sugar, and chomping on this tart vegetable. (I know! Surprise! It’s actually not a fruit.)

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

I know that they must exist, but I have never explored a savory rhubarb recipe. I have stuck to the delicious stand-by recipes such as rhubarb crisp, cake, and-of course-jam. I looooove making rhubarb jam. My mom taught me how to make and can her mother’s rhubarb jam recipes and I assumed it as my job each year to make a massive pile of jam.

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Every year right after school finished at the beginning of June, I would harvest the rhubarb from the garden. Making the jam itself doesn’t actually take that long, but because I decided to can instead of freeze the jam, this would turn into a project that easily took up most of the day. I am not sure why, but I enjoyed the process of canning. Hearing the pings of the lids sealing was so satisfying!

If you are feeling adventurous and would like to try canning for yourself, here is a great tutorial I found online.

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Both of these recipes are equally delicious. If I can get my hands on enough rhubarb, I like to make some of both. I love having enough jam to get us through the entire year, if I can manage!

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

Rhubarb Pineapple Jam Rhubarb Strawberry Jam The Artful Appetite

The best ways to eat this jam is on toast, on peanut butter sandwiches, on top of vanilla ice cream, or right from the jar on a spoon. 😉

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Ingredients

  • Rhubarb Pineapple
  • 5 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar (my grandma’s original recipe calls for 4 cups sugar, but I find that to be far too sweet!)
  • 1-3 oz. package of strawberry or raspberry jello
  • Rhubarb Strawberry
  • 5 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 small bag of frozen strawberries
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar (my grandma’s original recipe calls for 4 cups sugar, but I find that to be far too sweet!)
  • 1-3 oz package strawberry or raspberry flavored gelatin

Directions

  1. Rhubarb Pineapple
  2. In a large sauce pan, mix together rhubarb, pineapple, and sugar. Cook over low heat until the sugar in completely dissolved.
  3. Increase heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes or until the rhubarb is quite soft. Be sure to stir often to prevent burning.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in jello mix. Stir well. Pour into jar and seal via canning or freeze.
  5. Rhubarb Strawberry
  6. Mix together the rhubarb, strawberries, and sugar in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Be sure to stir often to prevent and watch for burning!
  7. When the sugar has dissolved, simmer until the rhubarb and strawberry becomes nice and soft-at least 15 minutes.
  8. When the rhubarb and strawberry is softened, remove from heat and stir in the box of strawberry gelatin until well mixed.
  9. Pour into jars and seal via canning or freeze.
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