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Rhubarb Jam

Roasted Rhubarb Jam

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In this quick and easy Rhubarb Jam Recipe, fresh rhubarb is roasted in sugar and lemon juice before adding fresh ginger juice and vanilla. Spread it on biscuits, buttered toast or leave slightly chunky to top ice cream or cheesecake! Recipe yields 2 cups or 16 (2-tablespoon) servings.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, jam, lemon, rhubarb, vanilla sugar
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 43
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 pound rhubarb trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 large lemon juiced
  • 1 inch piece ginger root peeled and squeeze for juice (about 1 teaspoon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • Preheat your oven to 400℉ (or 200℃)
  • In an oven-safe dish add in the rhubarb, sugar, a pinch of salt and lemon juice. Toss well and let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Slide the baking dish onto the middle rack of your preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool.
  • Peel an inch piece of fresh ginger and place it in a garlic press. Squeeze gently over a bowl to catch the juices. Remove any pieces of ginger before pouring it (about 1 teaspoon) into the roasted rhubarb. Lastly add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  • Stir and break up any large pieces of rhubarb and leave chunky or blend it until thick and smooth, kind of like the consistency apple butter.
  • Serve (chunky or smooth) over cheesecake, angel food cake or pound cake. Or spread on biscuits or buttered toast.


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.1mg