Friday, July 13, 2012

Fast Friday - Zucchini Jam

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My mom is the youngest of 7 kids and she has 4 sisters. When my grandma passed away the boxed up all her recipes and they have been traveling the country via the mail to each sister. My mom currently has the recipes and it has been so much fun going through all of them. One recipe that we came across was for zucchini jam. Since we have zucchini growing in our garden right now, along with getting some in our CSA, we decided to make some. This is my new favorite jam and I will be making several more batches this summer. I made a few small changes to the recipe as I don't use real Jello and I don't wax jars. The end result was perfection and Caden now calls it the yummy jam.

Yummy Jam!
 Zucchini Jam (aka Yummy Jam)

What you need:
6 cups grated zucchini, no seeds
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 package Sure Jell
6 cups sugar
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
2 3oz or 1 6oz package of Jello any flavor (I used Natural Desserts, which you can find here)

Combine the grated zucchini with the lemon juice and cook till clear. This will take about 10 minutes. Add the Sure Jell, Sugar and crushed pineapple to the zucchini and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes and then remove from heat. Add the Jello and stir till combined. Ladle into 12 half pints and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. This is also linked to: Gluten-Free Wednesdays


  1. I've never had zucchini jam, but I bet I would like it. Thanks for participating in Gluten-Free Wednesdays. Please add a link back as stated in the guidelines. :)

    1. Sorry! I'm new to linking my post. It's fixed now.