Is your rhubarb taking over the garden? Preserve that summer flavor for the whole year with this delicious Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam!
Hello – I hope you’re doing awesome! Today, I’m sharing this super yummy Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam that I just made the other day and even if you’re not a rhubarb fan…you’re going to love it.
Despite the insanity happening here on Earth, the garden doesn’t have a clue that it’s supposed to halt movement and my rhubarb has been growing like mad!
So, this year, I’m trying a bunch of new recipes and this Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam was on the top of my list.
Honestly, I’m not a big rhubarb fan. I could do without it most of the time…
But, my husband LOVES it, so it’s something we always try to keep in the house.
And lucky for him, when we bought our house in Vermont back in 2016, we found not just one little rhubarb patch in the yard, but FOUR huge patches!
I consolidated three of those patches into one big one and left the odd ball down in the middle of the yard.
It gives my husband something to mow around and he
absolutely hates LOVES that!
Anyway, as I said, this year it is growing like crazy so I’m trying to preserve as much of it as I can.
So far, I’ve made 12 pints of Sunshine Rhubarb Juice Concentrate, 6 half-pints of Cinnamon Whiskey Peach Rhubarb Jam AND 12 pints of this yummy Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam.
Oh and did I mention that I’ve already given away about 8 pounds to friends?!
Yeah, that’s alotta rhubarb!
And it’s still coming in!
Still on my list of recipes to make…
- Rhubarbecue sauce
- Strawberry Rhubarb pie filling
- Frozen rhubarb chunks for random desserts
Yes, but we’ll be so grateful for it all in the middle of January!
Now, as for this jam…
Like I said above, I’m not a big fan of rhubarb. I really don’t like it most of the time, but when I tested this jelly…
It’s like a sweet, cinnamon-y burst of summer!
And I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed the flavor.
It’s perfect on toast or you could add it to a smoothie, scoop some into your yogurt or just eat it off the spoon, if it makes you happy.
And it WILL make you happy!
So, if your rhubarb is taking over and you don’t know what to do with it…give this Cinnamon Rhubarb Jam recipe a try.
Your taste buds will thank you!
Here’s the recipe:
- 7 cups rhubarb, diced
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons pectin
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- 6 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Combine rhubarb, water and cinnamon in a large pot. Heat on medium-high temperature until boiling.
- Turn the temperature down, cover and continue to cook for 20 minutes or until the rhubarb is soft and mushy.
- Turn the temperature back up to medium-high. Add pectin and stir to combine.
- Add butter, sugar and lemon juice. Stir continuously until the jam reaches a full boil that you cannot stir down.
- Use a ladle and funnel to fill sterilized jars. Wipe rim clean. Place a lid and ring on each jar.
- Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
- Allow jars to cool on the counter overnight.
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.