Making and Canning Rhubarb Juice

by Josée

The idea of making a rhubarb cordial comes from The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves and Tigress in a Jam. Cordials are sweet and delicious. They are meant to be diluted in pop, alcohol or whatever you like. I wanted to make something a little less sweet to use in Popsicles for the little ones, so I made a rhubarb juice and here is my recipe:

Canned Rhubarb Juice 
Adapted from The Joy of Jams, Jellies, and Other Sweet Preserves.

Steam juicer or jelly bag
Rhubarb, chopped
Sugar [add 1/2 cup per 1 L of juice]

Chop the rhubarb. Juice the rhubarb according to your steam juicer’s directions. You could also extract the juice using a jelly bag and following the directions at Tigress in a Jam. For each 1L of rhubarb juice add 1/2 cup of sugar, you can add more or less sugar depending on your preference and the tartness of the rhubarb. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 1 minute.

Pour the juice into sterilized quart mason jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace. Top with lids and place into a boiling water bath canner. Process for 10 minutes, or adjust the amount of time according to your altitude.

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Chelsea Rae June 16, 2011 - 3:03 am

We are enjoying ours in ginger ale right now. It's super yummy!! I saw a couple recipes for 'rhubaritas' that look yummy… maybe three years from now when this baby weans I'll have one. 😛

Josée June 16, 2011 - 3:08 am

It's sure tasty stuff! We had a sprite-rhubarb juice drink tonight and it was delicious 🙂


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