Sweet Jammy Jam
|October 2, 2011||Posted by Ashley Marie under A.M., Canning, Food, Jams & Butters, Sweets|
Sweet potato jam. Sweet, smooth, a tad spicy. Speckled with real vanilla beans. Ready to spread on a warm biscuit or scone. Or a soft baguette with a crunchy crust. Or crackers served with cheese. Oh, man, does this really need an introduction?
Fills 5-8oz. Mason jars
This recipe is super simple. Roast the potatoes, dissolve the sugar, and blend everything together. Absolutely perfect for the holidays.
2 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes
375 g. sugar
2 ea. vanilla beans, scraped
15 g. ginger, grated
1 ea. lemon, juice and zest reserved
1 g. salt
1 g. black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wash the sweet potatoes and place them on a non-stick pan. Roast the whole potatoes in the oven until completely soft, about one hour and a half.
2. While the potatoes are roasting, place the sugar in a bowl with enough hot water to dissolve the crystals, about one cup. Stir until all of the sugar is dissolved.
3. Remove the potatoes from the oven and let them cool slightly. Cut them in half lengthwise and scoop out the filling. Place in a food processor with the sugar water and the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more water, 1/4 cup at a time.
To can the jam:
Wash the canning jars, lids and bands in hot soapy water and dry well. Place the jars in a pot of boiling water to sterilize, and lids in a separate pot of warm water (do NOT boil, or the lids may not fit properly). Also sterilize a pair of tongs and a large spoon for dividing the jam. After the jars are sterilized, remove the hot jars from the water with tongs and scoop your still hot potato jam amongst them, leaving about an inch of headspace at the top. Slide a spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe around the rims and place your lids and bands on each. Then, boil the jars in the hot water for about twenty minutes. Let cool completely. If canned properly, the jam will last in the refrigerator indefinitely.