Rhubarb Raspberry Jam

Rhubarb is definitely a summertime treat. I have definitely learned to appreciate it better this year. I’ve made my Dad’s famous Rhubarb Rolls, and my sisters and I made some Strawberry Rhubarb Bars. When I needed a second Jam recipe for steph chows Jam Exchange, I started searching the Internet and quickly decided I wanted to try a rhubarb jam.

This site has a huge list of rhubarb jams and jellies. I decided on the rhubarb-raspberry jam partially because it has cardamom in it. Cardamom is a pretty random spice. The first I had heard of it was at a Vegan Cupcake Class I took last year. We had cardamom frosting on our chai spice cupcakes. It was awesome. Cardamom has a citrus-ey nutmeg-ey kind of flavor that kicks everything up a notch.

When I was at Penzey’s a couple weeks ago, I grabbed a small jar hoping to find something to make with it (btw, the clerk said he likes to sprinkle cardamom on his coffee). So the next day when I was looking for jam recipes, the thought of cardamom was fresh in my mind.

If you like rhubarb, you’ll love this jam. It has the tartness of the rhubarb countered by the sweetness of the raspberry. When Hubby tried it, he said “tastes like rhubarb… and raspberry…” I hope the person I sent my jams to enjoys them!

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Rhubarb-Raspberry Jam

Yield: 4 8oz jars


4 cups 1-inch pieces fresh rhubarb (about 1 1/2 pounds)
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2-pint raspberries
1/2 tsp ground cardamom


Combine rhubarb pieces, sugar and fresh lemon juice in heavy large Dutch oven. Cover and refrigerate until juices form, stirring occasionally, at least 8 hours or overnight.

Bring rhubarb mixture to simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and boil until rhubarb mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Add raspberries and boil until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes longer. Remove jam from heat. Stir in ground cardamom. Cool jam completely. (Jam can be made 1 week ahead. Store in covered container in refrigerator.)

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4 Responses to “Banana Blueberry Muffins”

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    Elly — October 13, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    These look great! I will definitely be giving them a try.

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    Anne — January 26, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Very much looking forward to making these!!

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    ttfn300 — September 10, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Yum, these are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

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    Amethyst — August 29, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I am so excited to see someone else making these! I have a different blueberry banana bread that I’ve used for years – it’s the Christmas gift that all my friends, co-workers, and family look forward to. I spend most of December baking, freezing batches as I go, so when it’s time to give them, I just set them out the night before, then wrap in foil with red ribbon.

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