Raspberry Chipotle Jam

Raspberries and chipotles provide the perfect balance of sweet and spicy in this versatile jam.

Raspberry Chipotle Jam

I’ve been dabbling in canning ever since I was contacted by Ball to participate in their Can it Forward campaign last summer. It’s been a lot of fun experimenting with new flavors. I’m still pretty new to canning and had an itch to make some jam the other day.

Raspberry Chipotle Jam

I browsed the recipes on www.freshpreserving.com to find something to make. I was intrigued at the idea of the sweet and spicy combination of raspberries and chipotles and decided to give it a shot.

Raspberry Chipotle Jam

Since my chipotles had been frozen in their sauce, I used 3 chipotles instead of the 2 called for in the recipe. I’m glad I did this. The resulting jam was sweet with a subtle heat that the chipotles bring to the party.

Raspberry Chipotle Jam

Hubby and I enjoyed eating this with some cheese and crackers right after I made it. I’m thinking it would make an amazing grilled cheese sandwich. I might try slathering some on some chicken too. Any other ideas on how I can use this stuff?

Raspberry Chipotle Jam

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Raspberry Chipotle Jam

Raspberries and chipotles provide the perfect balance of sweet and spicy in this versatile jam.

Yield: Four 8-oz jars

Prep Time: 4 minutes

Cook Time: 21 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

2 2/3 cups crushed raspberries (about four 6-oz containers)
3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
1 Tbsp adobo sauce
3 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit® Classic Pectin
1/2 tsp butter
3 1/3 cups sugar

Directions:

Crush raspberries with a potato masher. Combine with chipotles and sauce.

If using a jam maker, sprinkle pectin over bottom of pot with the stirrer attached. Add raspberries and chipotles over pectin. Add butter to reduce foaming. Press the JAM button, then ENTER.

When the machine beeps after 4 minutes, gradually add the sugar. Place the lid on the pot.

Place 4 sterilized jars in a stock pot set to high heat. Once the water starts to boil, reduce to a simmer.

When the Jam maker beeps again, the jam is done. Using a pot holder, remove the stirrer and skim any foam.

Remove hot jars from water and ladle the jam in to the jars. Allow jars to come to room temperature before storing in the fridge or freezer.

Recipe adapted from Ball Canning

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19 Responses to “Chocolate Overdose Cake”

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    yumventures — February 1, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    This looks just plain amazing…and I’m not even a huge chocolate fan! The different textures must be delectable — good thing Valentine’s Day is coming up =)

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    Jelli Bean — February 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    This looks like my favorite cake I’ve never tried. Yum! After reading the directions, it seems like you could reduce the prep time by simply preparing the brownie batter first and setting it aside while prepping the cake batter, and then baking them at the same time. Either way, I am putting this on my “MUSTS!” list. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jade — February 1, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Wow!! That looks amazing. It would make a great chocolage indulgence for Valentine’s Day.

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    Katie — February 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    WOW! That looks amazing! I love the filling. I’m starring to try for sure. Chocolate cake is always a big winner with guests. 🙂

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    kitchen koala — February 1, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Mmmm….chocolate! Looks fantastic 🙂

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    Memória — February 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Man, this cake is serious stuff!! I would love some of that! Thanks for all the tips on how to make it more efficiently.

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    oneordinaryday — February 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow.
    That is one amazing way to celebrate.

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    The Methods Guy — February 2, 2010 at 3:34 am

    OMG That looks awesome. I wish I could take it out of the computer screen and eat it right now!!!

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    Ingrid — February 2, 2010 at 3:41 am

    While I’m not a chocolate cake fan I have to say that is one delicious and impressive looking cake! Definitely makes wish I was into chocolate. 🙂
    ~ingrid

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    Tasteandshare — February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Did anyone count the calories? 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. I really feel hungry!

    Cheers,

    Carsten
    tasteandshare.com
    food social network * wine social network
    gloof

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    laurasrecipecollection — February 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Talk about death by chocolate! That looks incredible!

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    nutmegnanny — February 4, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    This is such a beautiful cake! I really want to give it a whirl. A lot of chocolate but totally worth it!

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    ashley — February 4, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    omg. this looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. can i get a piece right now please?!

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    mycupcake — February 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    wow. that looks amazing

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    ButterYum — February 6, 2010 at 1:27 am

    Looks absolutely fabulous. Really wonderful photos too!

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog.

    🙂
    ButterYum

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    Mansi — February 9, 2010 at 12:10 am

    beautiful cake! one can never be tired of Chocolate! and those strawberries steal the show!:)

    Yummy! that would’ve have been a perfect finger food! love the cheesy texture:)

    this would be perfect for the Valentine day giveaway I’m hosting on my blog. would be great if you could participate!

    http://www.funandfoodcafe.com/2010/02/valentine-super-bowl-recipe-carnival.html

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    Chris — February 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Is a cake like this even legal? This is going to be a most special addition in the KOL round up. Thanks for participating, Jen!

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    Talita — February 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Wow!! Just the way the CHocorango likes! Kinda perfect!

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    Erin O. — November 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    When I made this, I almost went into a chocolate coma. But it was totally worth it!!!

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