Zucchini Marmalade

Zucchini Marmalade
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


2 pounds zucchini, washed and grated
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
juice from 1/2 lemon
1 can (13 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
5 cups sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped crystallized ginger


Put zucchini into a large kettle and add lemon peel, lemon juice, and pineapple. Bring ingredients to a boil over high heat. Lower heat and continue to simmer, uncovered, until zucchini is tender. Add pectin. Bring to a boil again, and stir in the sugar and ginger. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Stir for 5 minutes to prevent zucchini from floating. Ladle into sterilized jars, seal, and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.


Makes 6 pints.

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Pariffin is not safe for canning purposes

The National Center for Home Food Preservation has long determined that sealing jars with paraffin is not considered safe. If you provide a canning recipe it should list safe canning methods which would be to submerge the jars in a waterbath and process them as dictated by NCHF.

sealing jars with paraffin

I am a senior and grew up with lots of things sealed with paraffin from things canned from my grandmothers farm. I am still kicking and healthy. Not sure why this would not be safe unless the paraffin is not the same as it used to be.

how to make zucchini marmalade

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Hi, Desiree. Thanks for your feedback. This recipe comes from our archives and dates back prior to the 1970s, hence the paraffin. We have updated the recipe with information for processing in a water bath.

Zucchini marmalade

So,I,have made it. Kinda runny. Now what do I do with it. Bake or toast or exactly what. .

how to make marmalade

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Hi, Elaine. It may set up after a little bit. Then you can use it as you would any marmalade. Though on the sweet side, you could also try it in place of relish on hot dogs and/or hamburgers.