Every year I make this marrow jam when invariably I receive a giant marrow from a friend's allotment. If you wish, leave out the ginger for a plain marrow jam. You could also add a stick of cinnamon and 100g of sultanas for a different version.
To test for the setting point, spoon a little jam onto a chilled saucer, cool for a few seconds, then push a finger across it. If the surface wrinkles, it has reached setting point, if not, cook the jam for a further 3 minutes, then test again. Continue testing every 3 minutes until setting point is reached.
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From having the idea to eating on toast in less than 1hr - easy and delicious. - 21 Sep 2011
It was really yummy, you couldn't taste the marrow which was good, as we aren't to keen on the vegetable. Personally I added extra ginger. It was good because lots of other recipes needed to rest the marrow overnight, and this only took a couple of hours in total : - 28 Aug 2012
This was the first time I've ever made jam and I was told by my boyfriend (who's mum makes jam all the time) that it was the best jam he's ever tasted! I have to agree, it's delicious Mine didn't set as firm as it should have and I added a little more ginger than in the recipe. Next time, I'll put more lemon in. I also don't have a food processor, so it took me over an hour to cut up the marrow! - 17 Oct 2012