A jar of homemade rhubarb jam wit a spoon sticking in it alongside some rhubarb, orange and ginger.
5 from 13 votes

Rhubarb Jam with Orange and Ginger

This easy Rhubarb Jam comes together in about 45 minutes all in one pot.  It's a little twist on a classic with the addition of freshly grated ginger and orange juice.  Delicious on that morning toast!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 32 tbsp (about 2 cups)
Calories 21kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 1 lb rhubarb stalks -cut onto 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger


  • In a heavy bottomed pot on medium low heat add all ingredients.
  • Bring to a low simmer and cook 40-45 minutes until rhubarb has broken down and mixture has thickened.  Stir every 5 minutes or so so that it doesn't burn or stick.
  • Pour into a glass jar, let cool slightly and then store in fridge.  Mixture will further thicken as it cools.  Yields about 2 cups. Enjoy!


  • Use a heavy bottomed pot.  That's always my preference when making sauces or jams.
  • Stir every 5 minutes or so, so the mixture doesn't stick or burn.
  • Don't like ginger?  Feel free to omit it.
  • Like things a little sweeter?  Add a touch more sugar.
  • This is a small batch jam recipe, meaning it doesn't yield bottles and bottles.  I didn't can this recipe here, but if you want to preserve/can it, check out how to here.
  • DO NOT use rhubarb leaves. Use stalks only.  The leaves are poisonous.
  • This pectin free jam will further thicken as it cools in the fridge.
  • Keep refrigerated and best enjoyed within 5-7 days.
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Nutrition (estimate only)

Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 13mg
Nutrition Facts
Rhubarb Jam with Orange and Ginger
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 21
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 48mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 13mg1%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.