Courgette Jam (with some cucumber)
Recipe type: Preserves
Cuisine: Scotland
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Serves: 3 x 1lb Jars
  • 1kg Peeled and Chopped Courgette and Cucumber. Chop into small squares or slices.
  • 1kg Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Sachet Tate and Lyle Pectin
  1. Remember to prepare your jars for use. Sterilising them while your jam cooks.
  2. Either steam the vegetables, or add a little water and bubble the courgette and cucumber on the stove, until the vegetables break down, and boil off any excess water. I think I overdid this, but it hasn't made any difference to the jam. Mine is lovely, but a little thick.
  3. Add the sugar and pectin to your jam, folding it into the courgette and cucumber.
  4. I use a hand stick blender at this point to mulch down most of the seeds. In the end, I only had a few left, which wasn't a problem.
  5. Then let the sugar dissolve over a low heat, then rapid boil for up to twenty minutes, or until your jam reaches setting point.
  6. To find out if my jam is ready, I keep a couple of teaplates in the fridge for a few minutes, then let a few drops land. When the surface creases if you push it with the back of a spoon, your jam is ready.
  7. Serve as usual, like any other sweet jam.
Recipe by Scottish Mum at