Spice Rack Challange Mint- Pretty in Pink Farmgal Jam

I know, I know, Late again, its been a crazy month, and I am honestly just trying to get back in the swing of things but when I saw the lovely amazing posts of the rest of the Mint Spice Rack Girls, I knew just what I needed to make today, so that I could take photos of the process and also to make it with measurements so I could write out a recipe.

Pretty in Pink Farmgal Jam

Or Zucchini Rhubarb Jam

8 cups of peeled, cored Diced Zucchini (a way to use up those big Zucchini)
4 cups of washed, diced Rhubarb
1 cup of finely chopped Fresh Apple Mint
2 cups of unsweetened Apple Juice
4 cups of Sugar (could go down to 3 cups if you wanted)

In a steel pan, med heat, bring to a simmer and cook till the Zucchini is soft and clear about 30-40 min or so,use a blender to make it smooth, back into your steel pot, bring back into a simmer Don’t forget to skim it, add one package of pectin(follow dirctions), then place into hot clean jars and water bath process for 10 min. Makes 4 pints

This is wonderful on toast, pancakes and icecream but don’t stop there, consider using it in the middle of a cake as a filling or mix it with a little oil or mayo and drizzle on your salad’s, add a tsp to a bowl of yogurt to make your own flavor, try it with roast beef or as a side with roast pork.

Now I know that you are thinking.. does it taste like rhubarb, or what? and the answer for me and those that have tried it is what? Its got the underone of Rhubarb with hints of apple/mint but its just a combo that is its own.

Its a Farmgal recipe, I have not googled to see if someone else made something like it, but I will stand by it that those that have tried it, like it, and give it a try and I think you will find it worth adding to your collection.

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8 Responses to Spice Rack Challange Mint- Pretty in Pink Farmgal Jam

  1. Nat says:

    Very, very tasty! The taste is totally different from what I expected when I read the recipe. Mainly because I wasn’t sure what to expect from the zucchini. I find that you get a nice hint of a mint after-taste, but not too strong and there is almost a bit of a pear taste to the jam. I totally agree that it is hard to describe to someone what it tastes like, other than saying it is very tasty and different from what you would probably expect 🙂

    Thank you so much for the jar of jam!

  2. Nat says:

    Oops, I forgot to add a line in there that says the overall taste reminds me of a mix of something similar to strawberry-apple-pear and then you get the hints of mint as a bit of an after-taste.

  3. Daisy says:

    You are really making me think I need to plant some apple mint. 🙂

  4. Steph says:

    This is definately a recipe I’m going to try come zuchinni season. Thanks

  5. lauraw68 says:

    This sounds yummy! Plus another use for the over abundance of zucchini I seem to get every year.

    Thank you for linking up at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

    • Hi Laura, heading out for the day but I will get a link up for your site as well, and I am already following so that is done, got you on facebook, keeping me in the loop.. do give the recipe a try, everyone that has really likes its and its a great recipe for Canadian Gardeners as other then the sugar, you can grow the rest in your garden..

  6. Reblogged this on Just another Day on the Farm and commented:

    Here is the recipe for the spring rhubarb, mint and spruce tip jam.. so good.. I am mean!!! so good, have to make it every single year.. Try this one if you can!

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