Watermelon Jam

Watermelon Jam

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2hours15min


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Watermelon and lemon jam that will remind you of summer all year long! Great on toast, English muffins or crumpets.

Lesa Caruso

Ingredients
Serves: 40 

  • 1 (1 kg) watermelon (seedless if possible)
  • 600g caster sugar
  • 3 lemons - rinsed, sliced and pips removed

Directions
Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours15min 

  1. Remove the green rind of the melon and dice the white part into small cubes, leaving the red flesh mostly intact. Remove seeds.
  2. In a heavy stockpot, add the prepared watermelon, sugar and lemons. Bring to the boil over medium heat, and let the mixture boil slowly for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The temperature of the mixture should be at 105 degrees C so the jam will set.
  3. Remove lemon with slotted spoon.
  4. Transfer to hot sterilised jars and seal. Check the seals after a few hours. Process any unsealed jars in a water bath. Refrigerate jam after seal is broken.

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Reviews (3)

Jenni
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Altered ingredient amounts. This is a good recipe for a different kind of preserve. It is beautiful to look at. I made a few changes though, and would make a few more the next time I make it. First, I used one orange and one lemon. Second, I only simmered for one hour and it was perfect. It set up beautifully. It has a good flavour but it is really more of a marmalade. The other thing is that when I was through simmering, the lemon and orange were still pretty big so I took my kitchen shears and cut through the mixture until the peel was nice size; I will do this before the simmering next time. Other than that, if you are looking for a "different" recipe, then you should definitely try this one! - 29 Sep 2008

LadyBugOnTheGo
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Altered ingredient amounts. With adjustment for cooking only 1 hour, this came out just fine. Doesn't taste a lot like watermelon - more like citrus "marmelade"; but that could be because the watermelon I used wasn't that good to begin with - which is why I used it! As recipe is written, it only made a little more than 3 half-pints. I made the first batch with 2 lemons, 1 orange. I'm now cooking a 2nd batch, which I doubled, using 1 grapefruit, 2 oranges and 2 lemons. I ran all the citrus through the food processor using the grating attachment. Seeds, membranes mostly stayed above the grater; but additional seeds and membranes can be easily picked out of the pot while cooking. - 29 Sep 2008

Hartini
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I think this recipe is wrong - it seems as though the mixture should boil for only 1 hour. I followed the directions to a T and after 2 hours the mixture was very burned. I think with only 1 hour of boil time it would be perfect. May try again! - 29 Sep 2008

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