Thursday, September 12, 2013

Jam Recipes

Amanda wanted to see recipes for a couple of my preserves, so I'll share them with all of you!

Apple jam.

Apple Jam

  • 1,5 kg apples (peeled, core removed, chopped)
  • 4 dl water
  • 800 g jam sugar (sugar with added pectine)
  • cinnamon (whole or powdered, or both)
  • ginger (fresh or powdered)
  1. Boil chopped apple in the water, under lid, for about 15-20 minutes. Stir often.
  2. Add the sugar as well as cinnamon and ginger (according to taste).
  3. Boil about 5 minutes. 
  4. Stir until mushy.
  5. Pour into clean, hot jars and put the lids on immediately.

Beetroot Marmelade

  • 800 g beetroot (peeled, grated)
  • 200 g onion (chopped)
  • 1,5 dl balsamic vinegar (or according to taste)
  • 4-5 dl jam sugar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • nutmeg
  • vanilla sugar
  1. Let the grated beets and the chopped onion simmer in salted water until they are soft, about 1 hour. Remove the water and press out all of the water from the beets and onions. 
  2. Blend betts and onions with vinegar, sugar and spices (powdered, according to taste) and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Por into clean, hot jars. The liquid should cover the beets.

As it is the first time I'm making these recipes I have no idea how long they will keep. Hopefully until the next years harvest... *fingers crossed*


  1. Nadja, You are the best! Thank you so much. I will definitely try to make them:)
    If you like spicy and hot try this recipy
    I make it with fresh tomatoes and everyone asked for the recipy!
    Thank you again!!!!

    1. More preserves to the people! That recipe sounds fabulous! I may have to try it! I am planning to make some preserves to give as Christmas gifts... I am definitely making the beetroot marmelade, it's perfect for Christmas, but the sweet chili jam could be another one!

    2. That's great idea for a gift! I used to bake a lot for christmas presents but preserves look much better!
      I always wanted to make an onion marmelade for gift but I hate the chopping onions part!

    3. Yeah, chopping onions sucks! Breathing through your mouth and not your nose while chopping helps a bit though!

  2. These both sound amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us!

    1. The beetroot marmelade especially is soo delicious!! I'm a total addict!