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Sweet chilli ginger jam
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Sweet Chilli & Ginger Jam

This jams name say it all, a sweet chilli jam with ginger notes and a subtle to mild burn. It is delicious served with cheese, cold meats, sandwiches or as an addition to savory dishes, as it adds sweetness with a hint of burn.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 40 mins
Cuisine: Jam & Condiments
Keyword: Chilli, Ginger, Jam
Servings: 5 Jars (250ml)


  • 485 Grams Red Peppers
  • 10 - 15 Grams Cayenne Chillies
  • 1 Kilogram Jam Sugar* 15g Pectin + 985g Sugar = 1000g (1kg Jam Sugar)
  • 3 Tablespoons Freshly Grated Ginger
  • 250 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 125 ml Water


  • Start by sterlising the jars you will be using. There are a number of different methods but I rinse the jars and lids with boiling water and then place the jars into a preheated oven at 160℃ for around 15 minutes. You can then turn off the oven and leave the jars in the oven until ready for use.
  • Place a side plate into the fridge to cool.
  • Trim and deseed the red peppers and trim the chillies (I add some of the seeds of the chillies). Place the red pepper and chillies into a blender and process until chopped.
    (This can be done by hand if you do not have a blender but PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH YOUR EYES)
  • Place the jam sugar, chopped pepper & chilli mix, ginger, apple cider vinegar and water into a heavy based pot over low to medium heat.
  • Once the mixture begins to boil, bring to a rolling boil for around 15 minutes and stir occassionally.
  • At around 15 minutes remove the cold sideplate from the fridge and drop a little jam onto the plate. Return it to the fridge and wait 1 -2 minutes. Pull your finger through the jam and see if it is set. If you prefer it thicker, place it back on the heat and only boil for short intervals (around 5 minutes), as the jam can quickly become sticky, and then test again. Just remember that upon cooling the jam will thicken further.
  • Once the jam is ready, remove the jars from the oven and hot fill as this ensures a tight seal. Screw the lids on securely and allow to cool completely.
  • Serve with cheese and cold meat platters or add onto sandwiches for a delicious touch!


*A natural alternative to pectin: replace the pectin quantity with 3 large granny smith apples that you need to pierce and add into the pot with all the other jam ingredients. These apples will be removed and discarded once the jam is finished cooked and before adding the jam into the jars. 


Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chilli & Ginger Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 820 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 11mg0%
Potassium 273mg8%
Carbohydrates 207g69%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 204g227%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 3053IU61%
Vitamin C 130mg158%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.