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Maple Rhubarb Jam

Sweet Tart Treat

It's rhubarb season! It's time to use fresh maple to sweeten this spring treat.

Adapted from the website


2 cups rhubarb, chopped
½ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh squeezed if possible
1 tablespoon powdered pectin
1 pinch salt
½ teaspoon cardamom, ground, divided


Place the chopped rhubarb, maple syrup, lemon juice, powdered pectin, and salt in a medium-sized pot. Bring everything to a boil over high heat then continue to allow the rhubarb to boil for 1 to 2 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer the rhubarb with lively bubbles for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in ¼ teaspoon of cardamom. Cool the jam completely in the pot then adjust cardamom to suit your taste, adding the remaining ¼ teaspoon if you like. Spoon the cooled jam into a jar with a tight fitting lid and keep it in the fridge for up to one week.


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