Strawberry Zucchini Marmalade

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 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 .  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)

and it’s so pretty! I’m thinking it would make excellent Christmas gifts – the red with flecks of green.  However, I’m going to have to make another batch or two, because this one is not going to last until Christmas! (Update: I did give this out at Christmas with homemade bread and called it ‘Christmas Marmalade’! You can see the post HERE.)
Zucchini Marmalade
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  • 6 Cups grated zucchini (squeeze to remove excess water)
  • 5 6 Cups sugar
  • 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!

Pretty darn good on a bagel with a little butta…
One year ago on Mo’BettaHomemade microwave popcorn

I’m linking this recipe up with , , Mouthwatering Monday @ , , Just Something I Whipped Up @ at It’s a Blog Party, at All the Small Stuff,  , @ 33 Shades of Green, @ For The Love Of Blogs,, , ,  , , for Fat Camp Fridays,  (currently being held at ), , , , , for Savory Sunday, , , – Ultimate Recipe Swap and

23 thoughts on “Strawberry Zucchini Marmalade

  1. Seriously?! Zucchini?! Hmm, too bad we have a surplus of butternut squash in our garden,not zucchini..I wonder if I could substitute!! haha, that might be nasty.

  2. Zucchini is so versatile! I wonder if you can make this with real strawberries instead of Jello. I like to stay away from food dyes. But it looks so yummy and pretty! How much can you taste the pineapple?

  3. That is a clever recipe for sure! I am going to pass it along to a friend of mine who has been having zucchini overload!

    My Grandma use to make a rhubarb-strawberry jam that also used a packet of jello in it.

    This was my first time to your blog and I really enjoyed it!

  4. So glad you guys enjoyed it, this year I made it using the berry flavor jello, and it turned out bright blue!!! Very fun indeed!!

  5. What a GREAT recipe! I'd like to invite you over to Lady Behind The Curtain for my link party "Cast Party Wednesday" to share this and more of your recipes.
    I hope to see you there!

  6. I know that you have so many blog parties to choose from so thank you for choosing Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. This post is added to the party blast! Enjoy the rest of the week 🙂

  7. I can't wait to make this recipe, heaven knows I have got enough zucchini coming out of the garden. This really looks good! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  8. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow for another party filled with GREAT RECIPES!
    I hope to see you there!

  9. What a great recipe! I hope you come link it up with Canning Week 2011! We have a recipe contest and lots of canning giveaways all week long!

  10. So glad you mentioned this in your bread post or I would've missed it! Pinning for next year's produce.

  11. I jumped over here from your wrap up post…I am so in love with this idea. I am pinning it so I do not forget to make this!!!!

  12. I used your recipe instead of one that i usually use from Tasty Kitchen. This version came out very "runny" vs. the firm jelly type that I got with the other. They call for pectin in addition to the jello is that the difference? Is yours a more runnier type?

  13. I think pectin would definitely make it more firm. This one shouldn't be runny/watery but it is thinner than store bought jelly (which is all I have to compare it too…this is the only kind I've made) However, it does have the same consistency as some homemade strawberry preserves I have right now from my MIL, who uses pectin….not sure if this helps you out or not?!

  14. The jello is for flavor. I'm guessing if you used clear gelatin it would be a mild pineapple flavor? Not sure.

  15. I miss read the recipe, I thought it also had fresh strawberries in it. Have you ever made jelly/jam with Zucchini Strawberries and pineapple?

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