For years I have fantasized about making ginger jam but recipes were hard to come by. In fact, I think ginger jam recipes are the very last thing to make it to internet. Recently I have found some but they all seem to have ingredients like pineapple or jalapeños. In the meantime, my taste buds have been satisfied by the occasional ginger jam purchase at stores like Marshall's or World Market. But today was the day I got the courage to try my hand at this amber delight. After studying other recipes I came up with one of my own.
Janene's Ginger Jam
1 pound fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 medium gala apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
juice of 2 fresh limes
7 cups of sugar
1 packet Sure Jell Certo, liquid fruit pectin
I like to eat ginger jam on pancakes (piklets), biscuits (scones), toast, ice cream, yogurt and a spoon!