Cucumber Jelly

June 28, 2011

Author Notes: I thought of this after I made my cucumber ginger sandwich. I wanted to try cucumbers in a way I've never seen them used. Sure I've pickled them, but I've never spread them on toast, until now. It's a very unusual jelly and a perfect way to use up that bumper crop of cukes. My oldest daughter loves it on bread with sliced cucumbers, lettuce, and sharp cheddar cheese.Dabblings

Makes: 4-5 half pints

Ingredients

  • 2 English cucumbers; peeled and chopped into medium sized chunks
  • 3 inch piece of ginger; peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 packet of liquid pectin (half a box)
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. In a blender, puree the cucumber, the ginger, the lemon juice, and the vinegar until no chunks are left.
  2. Strain the cucumber juice through a fine mesh sieve to remove any pulp. I also strained it a second time through some cheesecloth to remove extra pulp.
  3. Put 2 cups of the cucumber juice and the sugar in a large saucepan over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for one minute. Add the pectin and boil for 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, skimming off any foam.
  4. Ladle jelly into prepared jars. Follow the water bath method to process the jars.

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