Ginger Rhubarb Jam

Delicious take on rhubarb jam....no pectin required
Dish Type: Lifestyle: dairy free, gluten free, nut free

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 lb. rhubarb stalks (about 6 cups)

2 cups sugar

1 (2") piece peeled ginger

Instructions

Cut rhubarb into 1"–2" pieces. Place in a large saucepan with sugar, ginger, and 1 cup water. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and skimming foam as it rises, until rhubarb is soft and syrup begins to thicken, about 15 minutes. Remove rhubarb with a slotted spoon and set aside.

Continue simmering syrup until very thick, another 7–10 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard ginger, return rhubarb to pan, stir, and cool for 5–10 minutes.

Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the jam into the 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.

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 10 minutes.

Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Let jars stand on wire racks for 24 hours to cool and seal. 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).