Rhu-Berry Preserves

Rhu-Berry Preserves

These delightful preserves combine the sweet and tart taste of berries with the slight, green apple flavor of rhubarb. Spread this delicious jam atop crackers or slices of fresh-baked bread.


about 2 pints preserves


  • 4 cups C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 3 cups fresh rhubarb, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries or strawberries
  • 1 orange, juiced and rind grated
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced and rind grated


In a large kettle, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Boil briskly, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes until syrup jells (220°F on candy thermometer) or is as thick as desired when tested on cold saucer. Skim off foam.

Ladle into 2 hot sterilized pint jars to 1/8-inch from top. Place lids on jars; tighten screw bands. Place jars on rack in pot of simmering water, making sure jars are completely covered by water. Bring to rolling boil. Boil 10 minutes; cool. Carefully remove jars from water. Check for proper seal. If lid pushes down, but springs up, jar is improperly sealed; reprocess immediately.