I love rhubarb, and it’s that time of year again where I am looking for all the things to do with rhubarb. My plant is actually doing really well this year, much better than it did last year. This year I decided to try making rhubarb butter for the first time, and it turned out really great.
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This recipe makes approximately 2 pints of rhubarb butter. You can just put it in the refrigerator to use in the next couple of weeks, or you can use a boiling water canner to can it.
Easy Rhubarb Butter
- 8 c. fresh rhubarb, chopped
- 3 c. brown sugar
- 2 c. water
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
Wash and chop the rhubarb into small pieces. Place the rhubarb in a large stock pot and add remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to an hour, until rhubarb is soft.
If the mixture looks runny, cook a little bit longer until it starts to thicken. The liquid will slowly boil out.
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Your rhubarb butter can be stored in the refrigerator or canned.
To can this recipe, fill clean sterilized pint canning jars with the rhubarb mixture, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. You can easily measure the headspace with this inexpensive canning funnel.
Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp towel and place sterilized lids and rings on the jars.
Place jars in your boiling water canner and make sure jars are covered with at least 1 inch of water. Bring water to a boil and process jars for 10 minutes.
Remove jars from the boiling water canner and place them on a towel on the kitchen counter to cool. After jars have sealed you can store them in a cool dark place for 1-2 years.
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