Once you’ve tried homemade jams, it’s sooo difficult to come back to traditional supermarket jams. Unless you’re able to find little producers selecting nice fruits, avoiding to add too much sugar and having a little trick to make delicious jams. And it’s such a pleasure, for instabnce on cold mornings the middle of winter to find in your kitchen summer fruit jams ! On top of this, homemade jams are so much cheaper than the one you buy and not so complicated to make.
This is not to try to make you prepare this one but honestly, I love this jam, I could eat the whole jar! I actually made two experimentations when I found those nice melons on my market shells :
• This one with vanilla pod (but you can change for 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract) and lime.
• And a second, still with vanilla, in which I’ve added candied orange peels. It gives an incredible taste but might be too sweet if you don’t reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. So basically for the melon lam with candied orange peels recipe, here are the Ingredients: 1.5 kg melon (peeled and seeds removed), 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, juice of 1 lemon, 75 to 100 gr candied orange peels cut into small pieces, and for the amount of sugar I think 1 kg shall be enough (instead of 1.2 kg).
Melon Jam with Vanilla and Lime
Leave melon for a few hours in sugar with vanilla and lime. Mix and cook (adding agar agar at the end).
Two methods to see when the jam is ready: