Clara’s Zobo Jam

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Good morning!  Even though by the time I’m done sharing this recipe, it will most likely be noon…but good morning all the same 🙂 .

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Today features another version of Zobo shared on Monday but it’s thicker and sweeter with bits of fruit in it. The response and love I got from sharing the Zobo syrup was encouraging and I want to thank Clara’s Corner subscribers, SYTYCC members and fellow bloggers who took thier time to like the post on the blog, on Facebook, retweet and also drop a comment, 😀 da’lu.

I already mentioned zobo health benefits in Monday’s post which includes high levels of Vitamin C and blood pressure reduction qualities. I paired the Zobo with pineapple juice each time and in this particular jam recipe there are also bits of fruit in it. Though I used pineapple chunks, you can use strawberries, peaches or even mango bits for variety.  Pineapple just like Zobo contains high amounts of Vitamin C which we all know is great in combating colds and flu so we can call this jam a double packed Vitamin C jam!

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The Jam is very similar to the Syrup, differences include fresh pineapple chunks, more sugar and ratio of pineapple juice to Zobo juice which results in a sweet jam, a whole lot sweeter than the syrup.

I got quite a few questions about what to do with the syrup, I have updated the recipe by adding different uses and so I will do the same with this one.

Zobo Jam can be used on;

Toast 

Sandwiches with peanut butter

As cake topping

Cheese cake topping

Donut

Cupcakes

And erm….let your imagination take care of the rest 🙂 .

Ingredients : 1 cup

2 cups/500ml fresh pineapple juice

1 cup/250ml zobo juice

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon strawberry essence

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Method :

The zobo juice is same mixture as that of the syrup after boiling the leaves with ginger and cloves, measure out 1 cup then drink the rest 😀 .

Pour into a pan 1 cup of zobo juice, 2 cups of fresh pineapple juice and 1/2 cup of sugar. Boil for 20 minutes, stir in the chopped pineapple and continue boiling.

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Once the juice is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon and it’s boiling in large bubbles turn off the heat, pour into a glass jar and keep cool always.

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Azu 🙂 .

7 Comments

  1. Laide says:

    I love this post, thk u clara, I don’t even know one can make jam with zobo, permit me to add one ingredient for zobo drink for those who don’t want to use sugar, it is better to use dry date fruit, all u need to do is to soak it overnight for it to soft, remove d seeds then blend with pineapple, it has many benefits than sugar.

  2. Chatm okoli says:

    Proud of you Azuka.

  3. Charity edochie okoli says:

    Proud of you Azuka. Keep it up.

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