Cucumber-Lime Jam


2 limes, unpeeled, cut in chunks and seeded
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 1/2 to 3 cups peeled, seeded cucumber
pinch of salt
1 package powdered pectin
4 cups sugar


Combine limes and juice with vinegar in the container of a blender. Blend until lime is cut into smaller pieces. Add cucumber and blend until the level in the blender measures 4 cups. Combine cucumber mixture in a large pot with salt and pectin. Bring to a boil and add the sugar all at once. Return to a boil and boil hard for 2 minutes. Seal in sterilized jars and process 10 minutes in boiling water.


Makes about 3 pints.

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Cucumber-Lime Jam

I had misgivings about using the whole of the limes, and I wasn't wrong as this turned out horribly bitter. The limes were very thin-skinned with not much pith, but it was still enough to spoil the taste. I might try this again next time we have a glut of cucumbers, but I will just be using the lime zest and juice.