DIY – Clementine Jam ?

DIY – Clementine Jam ?

 

 

I’m not much of a fruit person, don’t get me wrong I like fruits but not on the morning, or after lunch, or after dinner… so there’s not much options left. The problem is, everytime I go to my mother’s house, she drowns me in fruits.

So this time I was looking for a way to enjoy them and not let them go to waste (shame on me), and the answer was simple : Clementine Jam !

So I decided to make clementine jam, adapting this french recipe from the internet, and now I’m sharing it with you ! But since jam is packed with sugar, I wanted to make a low-carb friendly version by using Stevia instead of sugar.

 

The ingredients:

  • Some clementines
  • Stevia (or sugar)
  • A vanilla pod (or extract)
  • An empty Jar

 

I recommend that you use a scale for this recipe, because the amount of sugar depends on the amount of clementines. You have to use the same weight of sugar as the same weight of clementines pulp you have (weight it without the skins). But approximately, for 5-6 clementines I used 250g of stevia (it would be 300g if you use sugar, since stevia tends to be a bit sweeter).

 

1. Peel the clementines

Peel the clementines (keep the skins, we’re going to need them), and remove all the little white skins from the fruits. While separating the quarters, look out for seeds. Don’t hesitate to cut trough the quarters to remove seeds.

 

2. Boil the skins and cut them in pieces

Boil the skins during 5 minutes, drain them and cool them with cold water, and then cut them into small pieces.

 

 

3. Put everything into a pan and boil

Put everything into a pan with 20 cl of water, the stevia/sugar, the clementine pulp, the skins, and the vanilla pod/extract. If you’re using a vanilla pod, don’t forget to make a vertical cut in the middle of it before putting it into the pan, so all the flavor and seeds diffuse. Then, bring it to the boil, and count approximately 20 minutes from the moment it starts boiling.

 

 

You know it’s done when you drop a bit of it onto a plate, and it slowly slides on it but still kinda sticks to it :

 

 

4. Put the jam into a jar, and turn it over

Put the clementine jam into your jar, don’t forget to remove the vanilla pod. Now, turn the jar upside down and wait until it cools down a bit (2-5 minutes). This helps to the conservation of the jam.

 

 

And now it’s done !

 

 

 

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY, I know I love jam and this is the perfect way for me to enjoy my fruit.

What do you do with your own extra fruits ?

See ya !

 

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18 Comments

  1. 10/02/2017 / 18:51

    I’ve always wanted to make jam and its on my bucket list of life. This is informative and has peak my interest in pursuing that.

    xo,
    https://lidsandtricks.com/

    • Oriana
      Author
      10/02/2017 / 21:23

      I’m glad I can be any help ! ❤️ Good luck ?

  2. 10/02/2017 / 21:28

    It looks easy :-). I did not use stevia so far but I will try doing the recipe with it instead of sugar (have to loose some kilos). I am not sure if you used stevia or common sugar, so would like to ask you if there is anything special to keep in mind when using stevia?

    • Oriana
      Author
      11/02/2017 / 11:52

      I used stevia, it tends sometimes to be sweeter than regular sugar so I used a bit less of the supposed amount. Also, at the end of the recipe it may have an icing sugar texture. But most of the time I think it can be used as regular sugar ! Hope I helped ?

      • 12/02/2017 / 08:28

        Thanks, Oriana! My mother-in-law has clementine and lemon trees and in the autumn we have lots of home grown fruits, so this recipe will be most helpful.

        • Oriana
          Author
          12/02/2017 / 10:18

          You’re welcome ! Having fruit trees is really nice, good luck with the jam making ! ?

  3. 11/02/2017 / 05:49

    Great instructions and pictures…I need to try this soon! 🙂

    • Oriana
      Author
      11/02/2017 / 11:54

      Thank you ! You have to indeed, it’s delicious ?

  4. 11/02/2017 / 08:00

    I plan to reblog your post in my blog https://hellocreativestimes.com. Since you have enabled reblogging on your post, I am assuming that you are allowing others to reblog this post. However, if you have any objection to reblogging your post, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.
    🙂

    • Oriana
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      11/02/2017 / 23:54

      Thanks ! I tasted it on walnut bread for now, it was great ! ?

  5. 14/02/2017 / 23:54

    i need this right now haha ??????

    • Oriana
      Author
      15/02/2017 / 01:39

      Haha ! It’s difficult to resist it’s sooo good ! ?

  6. 23/03/2017 / 13:59

    I have a bunch of overly sour clementines in the frig, I think I am going to have to make this. And now they won’t go to waste.

    • Oriana
      Author
      23/03/2017 / 16:31

      That’s a wonderful idea for sour fruits ! ?

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