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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Rhubarb.

Rhubarb Jam.
9 cups rhubarb, cut up
9 cups sugar
3 oranges

Mix cut up rhubarb and 6 cups of sugar, let stand overnight.
Grind orange pulp, reserving juice, add remaining sugar.
Let stand 30 minutes.
Grind orange peel and boil in water for 10 minutes, drain.
Combine all ingredients and boil for only 30 minutes.
Process as usual.

Confiture of Rhubarb, Orange and Apple.
1/2 pound (200g) oranges
1 pound 9 ounces (700g) rhubarb, 1 pound 2ounces (500g) net after being cleaned
1 3/4 pounds Ida Red apples, 1 pound 2 ounces (500g) net
1 cup (200g) granulated sugar plus 3 3/4 cups (880g)
100ml water
Juice of one small lemon

Wash the oranges in cold water and slice them into very thin rounds.
In a preserving pan, poach the slices with 1 cup sugar and the water.
Continue cooking until the slices are translucent.
Add the washed unpeeled rhubarb, which has been but into dice, and the apples, which have been peeled cored, and cut into thin slices, the lemon juice, and sugar.
Bring everything to a boil and cook 5 minutes, stirring gently.
Skim carefully and return to a boil.
Skim again if needed.
Check the set.
Put the jam into jars immediately and seal.

Rhubarb-ginger Jam.
Makes 1 1/2 Cups.
1 1-pound package frozen sliced rhubarb (unthawed)
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons chopped crystallized ginger (about 1 ounce)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
Preparation:
Combine all ingredients in heavy medium saucepan.
Stir over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves.
Bring to boil.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer until jam thickens and mounds on spoon, stirring often to prevent scorching, about 20 minutes.
Transfer to bowl.
Cover; chill. (Can be prepared 1 week ahead.
Keep chilled.

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