Mock Strawberry Jam

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Whenever you have a bumper crop of zucchini squash, make a batch of this mock strawberry jam. Tastes like the real thing! Your family and friends will never know the difference unless you tell them.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
96
Yield:
6 half-pint jars

Ingredients

  • 5 cups peeled and shredded zucchini

  • 5 cups white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages strawberry flavored Jell-O®

Directions

  1. Stir the zucchini and sugar together in a large pot over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture begins to boil, about 10 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and gelatin, and continue simmering 5 minutes more, stirring constantly.

  2. Ladle the hot jam into 6 hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe the rim and jar threads with a clean, damp cloth. Center lid on jar and screw the ring down firmly. Place into a boiling water canner covered by 2 inches of boiling water. Process for 10 minutes. Remove from the canner, and allow to cool to room temperature, and refrigerate any jars that do not seal.

Cook's Note

You can make any flavor of jam by changing the flavor of Jello(R) - try peach, blueberry, blackberry, etc.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
12g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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