Ginger Marmalade

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This is the best ginger marmalade that I have ever tasted. Recently disappointed with the texture and aftertaste of another ginger marmalade, I searched for a homemade ginger marmalade and found only one very inadequate recipe. I created my own based on an orange marmalade recipe, and it turned out great.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 1/2-pint jars

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups peeled fresh ginger

  • 4 cups water

  • 5 cups white sugar

  • 1 (3 ounce) pouch liquid pectin

  • 5 half pint canning jars with lids and rings

Directions

  1. Divide the ginger in half, and chop half into cubes; shred the other half with a box grater or in a food processor using the shredding blade. Total ginger should equal 3 cups. Place the ginger into a large saucepan with water over medium heat, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cover the pot, and simmer the ginger until tender, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Add more water if needed to keep mixture from drying out. Pour the cooked ginger into a fine-mesh strainer, drain, and retain 1/2 cup of the ginger-flavored water. Place the cooked ginger in a bowl with the retained liquid, and cool at least 4 hours or overnight in refrigerator.

  2. When ginger is thoroughly cooled, place into a large, heavy-bottomed pot, and stir in the sugar; bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the pouch of liquid pectin, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook for 7 more minutes, skimming foam from top of marmalade.

  3. Sterilize the canning jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the marmalade into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Cook's Note

This ginger marmalade is great on top of peanut butter toast. It can also be used as a glaze for ham or chicken, substituted for any jam in baking or as a dip for lamb instead of mint jelly. I just used the ginger that was available in the grocery store. I picked the freshest ginger that I could and it was fine.

Editor's Note

Processing times for safe canning vary by elevation and acidity of the canned product. See your county extension agent for detailed canning information for your area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

138 Calories
0g Fat
35g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* 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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