Watermelon jam!!! Yes you heard it right, watermelon jam. Not something that is very common. One day I got home a watermelon that wasn’t sweet. I had already made granitas and smoothies and didn’t want to repeat it and hence ended up making jam. But it turned out so good that now I get watermelon just to make jam. Try it out and you will know what I am talking about.
Time taken: 1 hour + 30 Minutes
– Watermelon cubes (deseeded): 4 cups
– Orange juice: 1/2 cup
– Lemon juice (optional): 1 tablespoon
– Granulated sugar: 1/4 cup
– Few mint leaves (optional)
– Add all watermelon cubes into the pitcher and using the Pro Line® Series 5-Speed Cordless Hand Blender wit the S blade attachment blend the ingredients till it is completely smooth.
– Strain the juice into the 1.42L KitchenAid Try-Ply Copper Saucepan to remove any seeds. Add orange juice to this and on a low flame start heating it.
– Let the mixture boil and reduce to half.
– At this point add sugar, torn mint leaves and lemon (if you like your jam tangy)
– Boil it till it reduces further and thickens. Dip and coat the spoon with jam. Remove, and run your finger through the middle of the jam. If a clear path is left, the mixture is ready.
– The jam thickens further as it cools.
– I use funnels or piping bags to put them in the jar as it keeps the jar clean. Spoon them or pipe them into the jar once it is completely cooled.
– Refrigerate and use when required.