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Zucchini Jello Jam

on October 5, 2012

Zucchini Jello Jam?  Sounds pretty weird, doesn’t it?  Well, it kind of is!  This jam is a mixture of shredded zucchini and crushed pineapple, with some jello throw in.  But the result?  The zucchini totally blends in with the pineapple, so all you get is a pineapple flavor, with whatever jello you use! It is super duper delicious!

I came across this recipe after I went to a Christmas Bazaar at one of our local churches.  Well, after you got your chicken noodle dinner (seriously, church ladies are such good cooks…), you could browse a few tables filled with baked goods, canned goods, and crafts.  I bought a jar of ‘Christmas Jam’ and it. was. SO. GOOD!  I called the lady who sold it and she kindly shared her recipe with me.  I could not believe it had zucchini in it!  The one that I first had used raspberry jello, but as you can see in the photos, I also made a blackberry, a berry blue (that turned out green), and a peach version.  Really the sky is the limit!

Zucchini Jello Jam
6 cups zucchini, peeled, seeded, and shredded
6 cups sugar
1 ( 16 oz. ) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 (6 oz) box peach gelatin

Peel zucchini and remove seeds and shred. In a large stock pot , add the shredded zucchini.

Cook on low heat until zucchini comes to a boil, stirring often.
It should take 20 minutes for the zucchini to come to a boil.
Continue boiling over low heat; for 10 minutes; keep stirring.

Add the lemon juice, sugar, and pineapple. Cook over medium heat; stirring constantly for 10 minutes more.

Remove pan from heat. Add the box of gelatin; stir for 1 minute.

Ladle jam into sterilized jars, and put in a boiling water bath to seal.

Boil half pint jars for 5 minutes and pint jars for 10 minutes.

Yield: Makes 11 ( 1/2 pint ) jars of jams.


3 responses to “Zucchini Jello Jam

  1. […] out of it, zucchini salsa, sweet and spicy zucchini relish, Old Bay zucchini pickles, and even a zucchini jam – but this is different.  In the previous recipes, you combine it with other ingredients to come […]

  2. The recipe for Zucchine Jello Jam says bring zucchini to boil and cook on low for 10 min. Won’t the zucchini burn without other ingredients in the pot?

    • jackatessa says:

      When you start cooking it down it will produce a liquid. If it starts to get too hot, add your lemon juice in. I never really had a problem with it though. Hope that helps!

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