freezer raspberry rhubarb jam

I am not a big jam person at all.  I like my homemade strawberry freezer jam because it isn’t really like jam, it is more of a spreadable preserve.  The way I like it.  My neighbor had given us some rhubarb this year and of course I took it and froze it and thought what can I make with this?

The answer was freezer raspberry rhubarb jam.

You will need the following for this:

  • 6 cups fresh or frozen sliced rhubarb
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fresh/frozen raspberries
  • 1 -3 oz pkg raspberry flavored gelatin

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In a large pan, combine the rhubarb and sugar and let it stand about 15 minutes or until sugar is moistened.  Since mine was frozen, I turned my burner on barely warm simmer to help melt it a little.  Then when it is all moistened, turn up your burner and and let it boil.  Boil, uncovered for 10 minutes.  Stir frequently so it does not burn.IMG_20140820_122039

Add your raspberries; return to boiling.  Boil hard for 5 minutes, stir frequently.IMG_20140820_123224

At this point, I take my potato masher and smash the raspberries to make them look like jam.  Add your pkg of gelatin and stir until dissolved.IMG_20140820_124109

Ladle this into freezer containers.  Place lids on and let stand at room temperature for several hours or until jam is set.  Store up to 1 year in your freezer.

 

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