Jam Melon Recipes

These are the names of the jams, pickles and chutneys we have tried with jam or pie melon.

Jam Melon & Apple Chutney May '07
Melon & Golden Syrup Chutney 2007
Jam Melon Pickles
Lemon and Melon Jam

Lemon is a common recipe. The pickles recipe is in a previous post. I believe these are the other two recipes.

(Jam) Melon Chutney

6lbs melon
3 onions
1 1/2 pints (UK) vinegar
1 cup golden syrup
2 small cups sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2lb sultanas
3 chillies
1 piece garlic (size walnut)
1 dozen cloves

Cut the melon into small dice. Sprinkle with a handful of salt and stand overnight.

Strain off the liquid and add the onions cut small and all the other ingredients. The cloves should be tied in a muslin bag.

Boil very gently for 3 hours, till the melon is quite soft.

This recipe below has come originally from a printed sheet with hubby's writing on it. This one is more peppery that the one below, great with meat.

Jam Melon & Apple Chutney

2.7kg jam/pie melons
800g apples
1.75kg onions
1.5kg sugar
4 cups vinegar
2 tablespoons salt
4 teaspoons ground ginger
3 teaspoons white pepper
2 teaspoons ground cloves
500g raisins

Chop melons finely, as well as onions and apples. Put 1 cup of vinegar with mixture on low heat. In meantime finely chop raisins.

When starting to boil put in the sugar, the longer the sugar is in the darker the chutney.

After the sugar is well dissolved and the chutney is cooking add the raisins.

Wait until everything is well cooked. Add rest of the vinegar, simmer on low heat in two pans, until thick.

Will take about 2 hrs to get to correct thickness.

Takes a couple of months to 'mature' in flavour, should improve with keeping and store for two to three years.

This one is like a fruit chutney you buy at the shops, if you like fruit chutney you will love this.

Pictured is the makings of the pickles on the left in the recycled jar.


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