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Ginger and Citrus Jam


30 min

Ginger and Citrus Jam

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30 min


4 persons




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Author: Monica Feluchi

Ginger and citrus jam is not only tasty, but it is also rich in vitamins and nutrients. This is a nice treat for kids and adults, who wish to remain strong and healthy. Ginger and citrus fruit are well-known immune systems boosters, which help prevent different diseases. Try cooking the jam right away and enjoy its taste and benefits!


  • ginger: 150 g (fresh)
  • brown sugar: 200 g
  • orange: 1 piece
  • lemon: 1 piece
  • water: 70 ml

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Stages of cooking

  1. Prepare the ingredients first to have them at hand while cooking the jam. It is preferable to use brown sugar in this recipe, because it gives the jam caramel taste. If you don’t have it, however, then you can use white sugar.

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  2. Peel the ginger and chop the product. Them peel lemon and orange and cut the peels into small pieces around 1 cm each.


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  3. Take two large glass jars and place ginger and citrus peels into them. Pour with cold water and leave for about 3 days. Change the water twice or thrice a day.


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  4. Then place the ginger and citrus peels into a pot, add sugar and water and boil them. Right after that, turn the fire off and leave the jam for about 2-3 hours (or overnight). Then put the jam onto fire once again, boil it and turn the fire off one more time. Leave for 2-3 hours. Finally, boil the jam once again, add lemon juice and let it cool down.

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  5. Spoon the jam into glass jars and keep them in a fridge. Bon appétit!

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History of Ginger and Citrus Jam:

Ginger and citrus jam has a history spanning back centuries. The combination of the spicy ginger flavor with the tangy citrus fruit creates a perfect balance of flavors. This jam was often enjoyed by the wealthier classes in ancient times as it was made from expensive ingredients imported from exotic places. Nowadays, it is widely enjoyed all over the world, and many people appreciate its delicious taste and health benefits.

Tips and Tricks for Ginger and Citrus Jam Recipe:

One of the key tips for making the perfect ginger and citrus jam is to use fresh ingredients. Make sure you wash the citrus fruit thoroughly and remove the peel carefully to avoid the bitter white pith. Also, remove any seeds or membrane from the fruit before using to prevent bitterness. Additionally, when boiling the jam, keep stirring it to avoid burning, and cook it on low heat to allow the flavors to blend in the best way possible.

Tips for Presenting the Dish:

Ginger and citrus jam can be presented in a variety of ways. It can be spooned over pancakes, waffles, or toast for breakfast. It can also be used as a glaze for roasted meats or as a side dish with cheese and crackers. When serving, you can add a touch of elegance to the dish by putting the jam in small jars tied with ribbon or twine. You can also add a slice of orange or lemon on top for decoration. The possibilities are endless, and the dish will certainly add a touch of flavor to any meal.

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