Yes, you read correctly, strawberry jam meets zucchini while partying with pineapple. The result – fantastic! When I sent out a plea for more ways to use up my zucchini surplus, Sweet Pea from the Newlyweds blog answered the call. She very casually mentioned that she had a few zucchini recipes on her site if I would like to check them out. And lo and behold, it was a zucchini gold mine! One of the recipes that quickly got my attention was this Zucchini Marmalade. I thought….weird. Then I saw that it would use 6 cups of zucchini, and I had to give it a try. I’m so glad I did! Everyone who has tried it has given it a thumbs up. Even my Grandma (who claims she doesn’t like zucchini) ate an entire jar in just a few days! (a jelly jar size, not like a quart or anything)
6 Cups grated zucchini (squeeze to remove excess water)
1/2 Cup lemon juice
1 large can crushed pineapple (juice and all)
1 (6oz) package Jello, any flavor (I used strawberry, but have orange waiting in the cabinet!)
Boil zucchini and sugar for 20 minutes. Add lemon juice and crushed pineapple. Boil for 5 minutes. Add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat, pour into hot jars and seal. Process in water bath for 5 minutes. Makes 6 jelly jars (half pints?).
**Five cups of sugar instead of 6 worked just fine, and this is definitely a keeper recipe!
I’m linking this recipe up with Homemaker on a Dime, Delightfully Dowling, Mouthwatering Monday @ A Southern Fairytale, Skip to my Lou, Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative, Making the World Cuter, Delicious Dishes at It’s a Blog Party, Tuesdays at the Table at All the Small Stuff, Hearth and Soul Blog Hop, Dr. Laura’s Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays @ 33 Shades of Green, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Made from Scratch Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday @ For The Love Of Blogs,Blue Cricket Design, At Home with Haley, Lady Behind the Curtain, Little Brick Ranch, These Chicks Cooked, Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Mangoes and Chutney for Fat Camp Fridays, EKat’s Kitchen (currently being held at Girlichef), Simply Delish, Feeding Four, It’s a Keeper, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hungry Hypo, The Sweet Details for Savory Sunday, Alli n Son, Sweet As Sugar Cookies, Life as Mom – Ultimate Recipe Swap and
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