Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Amish Zucchini Jam

The Amish are descendants of the Anabaptist movement

Anabaptism is a Christian movement which traces its origins to the Radical Reformation. Anabaptists are Christians who believe in delaying baptism until the candidate confesses his or her faith. Although some consider this movement to be an offshoot of Protestantism, others see it as a distinct one.The Amish, Hutterites, and Mennonites are direct descendants of the movement. Schwarzenau Brethren, Bruderhof, and the Apostolic Christian Church are considered later developments among the Anabaptists.

The name Anabaptist, meaning "one who baptizes again," was given them by their persecutors in reference to the practice of re-baptizing converts who already had been baptized as infants. Anabaptists required that baptismal candidates be able to make their own confessions of faith and so rejected baptism of infants. The early members of this movement did not accept the name Anabaptist, claiming that since infant baptism was unscriptural and null and void, the baptizing of believers was not a re-baptism but in fact their first real baptism.
As a result of their views on the nature of baptism and other issues, Anabaptists were heavily persecuted during the 16th century and into the 17th by both Magisterial Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.

Amish Zucchini Jam

6 c grated zucchini 
2 T lemon juice 
20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained 
6 c sugar 
6 oz apricot jello 

Step I: Add 1 cup water to zucchini, bring to a boil and cook 6 minutes. 
Step II: Add sugar, lemon juice, and pineapple and cook 6 more minutes. 
Step III: Add jello and cook 6 more minutes and seal in jars. 


  1. What size jars are used for this recipe? I may just make this for gifts this year.

    1. Pretty much any size, but I'd probably use 4 oz. or 8 oz. jars for gift jams. ~~Granny

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  3. We love zucchini !!!! Going to make this! Thanks for sharing... Melissa

  4. where do you find the apricot jello? or is there a replacement that can be used

  5. Is this a water bath recipe? If so what's the processing time?

    1. 10 minutes is usual for jams and jellies. ~~Granny

    2. Thanks so much! Love your blog :)


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