Jujube Sweet Pickles - Texas Style

“Also known as the Chinese date or red date, the jujube is a type of tree native to China. The fruit of the jujube tree is typically reddish in color, and oval or globe-shaped. The fruit reaches up to 2 inches in diameter, with smooth skin and a single stone. The fruit is often dried and used in herbal remedies. Research on the nutritional and culinary uses of jujube fruit, done in the Food Science section of Texas A&M's Horticultural Sciences Department in the 1940s by Dr. Homer Blackhurst, revealed a very high vitamin C content. The versatile jujube can often substitute for apples, pears, plums, or figs in recipes that call for them. From Texas Highways magazine. Try them chilled. Cooking time is sealing time.”
READY IN:
8hrs 15mins
YIELD:
1 quart
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook fruit in syrup until done and steep in syrup overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Reheat syrup and fruit to boiling.
  3. Pack fruit in jars while hot, cover with boiling syrup leaving 1/4" headspace; wipe edges of jar, screw on seals and rings and process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes to seal.

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