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This unusual jam recipe has the flavor of classic Zucchini Bread, but in the form of a spreadable jam. You’ll love this fun way to preserve the summer harvest.

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I am told that this particular recipe that was shared with me, originated in a Ball Blue Book.

However, I don’t know what year it would have been published. I have a several of the Ball canning books, and this recipe doesn’t exist in any of them.

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One thing is for certain, zucchini bread jam is not something you see often on a pantry shelf, or probably have even heard of it.

Zucchini Bread Jam | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

The recipe starts with 4 cups of shredded zucchini. Personally, I like to shred it with the very fine grating attachment with my mandolin. It takes a few minutes longer to do it that way, but I think it gives the jam a much more spreadable texture.

How to Make Zucchini Bread Jam

To begin, combine shredded zucchini, apple juice, pectin, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large pot.

I always use an 8 quart, stainless-steel stock pot. Enameled cast iron is also fine. You never want to use aluminum or other reactive metal. That includes the utensils as well.

Stir the ingredients together and bring it to a rolling boil over medium high heat. A rolling boil is a boil that can not be stopped by vigorous stirring.

Add sugar and again bring it to a rolling boil. Stir continually.

Boil for 1 minute and remove it from the heat.Ladle the jam into prepared half pint jars. Leave 1/4 inch of head space.

Remove air bubbles, wipe the rims, and add the lids and rings.

Place the jars in your hot water bath or steam canner, and process for 15 minutes. (Article: How to Use a Steam Canner)

When they are done processing, turn off the heat, and remove the lid to the canner and allow the jars to sit for 5 minutes.

Carefully remove the jars to a surface that is lined with towels, or a cooling rack – in a place that is draft-free.

Leave the jars, undisturbed for 12-24 hours.

Remove the rings and test the seals. Label your zucchini bread jam and store it in your pantry.

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Zucchini Bread Jam | Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Zucchini Bread Jam | Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Zucchini Bread Jam

Constance Smith - A Good Life Farm
This unusual jam recipe has the flavor of classic Zucchini Bread, but in the form of a spreadable jam. You’ll love this fun way to preserve the summer harvest. This recipe makes about 6 half pint jars.
4.59 from 34 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Additional Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d 55 mins
Course Jelly and Jams
Cuisine American
Servings 60
Calories 49 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups finely shredded zucchini
  • 1 c apple juice
  • 3 ounces powdered pectin, 1 pouch
  • 1/3 c raisins
  • 1 Tb bottled lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 c sugar

Instructions
 

  • To begin, combine the shredded zucchini, apple juice, pectin, raisins, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg into a large pot. (I always use an 8 quart, stainless-steel stock pot. Enameled cast iron is also fine. You never want to use aluminum or other reactive metal. That includes the utensils as well.)
  • Stir the ingredients together and bring it to a rolling boil over medium high heat. A rolling boil is a boil that can not be stopped by vigorous stirring.
  • Add the sugar and again bring it to a rolling boil. Stir continually. Boil for 1 minute and remove it from the heat.
  • Ladle the jam into prepared half pint jars. Leave 1/4 inch of head space.
  • Remove air bubbles, wipe the rims, and add the lids and rings.
  • Place the jars in your hot water bath or steam canner, and process for 15 minutes. (Adjust for elevation.)
  • When they are done processing, turn off the heat, and remove the lid to the canner and allow the jars to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the jars to a surface that is lined with towels, or a cooling rack - in a place that is draft-free. Leave the jars, undisturbed for 12-24 hours.
  • Remove the rings and test the seals.
  • Label and store in your pantry.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1TbCalories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 4mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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11 thoughts on “Zucchini Bread Jam”

  1. This recipe is fabulous! I have made it a few times now! It is so unique and people have never heard of it. Great Christmas gifts! I heard about your blog on 1870’s homestead and I’m addicted now! My friend is allergic to Apples so I usually change it to pear juice instead. My favorite way to make this is to use PINEAPPLE juice with crushed Pineapples instead of the apple juice though. Measured out the same. 😍

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  2. So delicious! Thank you!!
    Question- have you ever made this with tromboncino/rampicante? They are the only thing still happily overproducing in my garden :)

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  3. This is such an easy recipe to follow. It set up nicely once it cooled. We think it tastes just like raisin pie. Soooooo Yummy!! Am making more today to gift to family.

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  4. Would it work to do and low sugar/low carb sweetener ? The recipe looks interesting and sounds yummy. I need to use up extra zucchini.

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