"This easy and great way to use zucchini was given to me by my Grandmother many years ago and is still requested by friends and family today. Any flavor gelatin will work, but I have found apricot and strawberry to work best." — TYSGRANNY
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peeled, seeded, and shredded zucchini
1 (15.25 ounce) can
crushed pineapple, drained
1 (6 ounce) package
strawberry flavored Jell-O® mix
I've been making this jam for years. It is a jam not a jelly. Jelly is made with only the juice. Anyway be creative and use any flavor of jello you like. Apricot seems to be the favorite. It's easy and sooo delicious. Fun to tell your friends what's in it after they tell you they love it and hate zucchini.
The jam has good flavor (It is NOT jelly) but do not make this recipe without pectin or it will be runny!
This recipe was actually really good. It has a nice texture and and looks beautiful once canned. I used 1/2 the recipe and only had strawberry/banana Jell-o on hand. Next time i will just use the strawberry to give it a stronger flavor. I will definatly be making this again and giving this away for christmas gifts. I may change the name and just say surprise Strawberry Jelly to make it more appealing for gifts. Thanks;)
This recipe is fantastic. No one could believe it was zucchini. I didn't have enough Strawberry jello - so I used Red Raspberry instead.... Took a jar to work.... it was a big hit! Highly recommend this.... great for gifts
I used orange Jello because I've never seen apricot around here. I did have peach, but peach/pineapple didn't sound appealing. I used 4 1/2 cups of sugar and it is still very sweet. I will probably cut it to 4 cups next time. I wasn't sure if one package of Jello would make it set up so I threw in another package of plain gelatin. I also used 4 packets of "True Orange", a crystallized orange powder I just found and fell in love with. I had to cook the zuchinni for 3 hours on a low simmer until it turned clear. I'm going to label it Mock Orange/Pineapple Marmalade. My boyfriend had to admit that it was absolutely unrecognizable as a zuchinni-based product.
I used Blackberry Fusion Jello and it came out wonderfully. I only got 6 1/2 pints out of the full recipe not the 6 pints as the recipe states. I think I'll bump up the lemon juice to 3/4 of a cup next time so it's not as sweet. Am also going to try it with crushed cantalope instead of pineapple and just use unflavored gelatin. Great way to use zucchini!
I am so dumb!!!!!! I did everything right except DRAIN the pineapples...duh....hahahaha so I cooked the mixture down, where they was hardly any juice and it came out perfect. Made 2 batches. Apricot and the other for my hubby raspberry. Well hand out for the hoildays!!! Thanks Allrecipes!!!
i have finicky boys that thought the "sound " of this would be "gross" to eat...to their amazement this is their favorite jam that i made this year!! will deffinatlly make this again next year!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/192 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 192
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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