A taste of the sweet life

Winter Melon Jam


Winter melon around here is referred to as one of it summer cousins - Watermelon.  Although you would not want to eat it raw, it makes a wonderful, locally flavored jam that pleases the palate.  It is an easy recipe to follow...enjoy :

1 kg winter melon

500 gr sugar

2 lemons or small oranges


Remove the rind from the melon, and deseed while cutting into cubes.



Place melon and sugar in a large, heavy-bottomed pan and macerate overnight.









Place the pan over medium heat and cook until the fruit has softened and becomes thick and jammy.  Use a potato masher if you want it smoother.  Prepare your jars by placing them in very hot water until you are ready to fill.


Remove from heat and fill jar, leaving about 1/2 inch, close tightly & turn upside down, cool.

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Enjoy the spoils of making your own sweet jam!