How long to cook jam from pine cones?

Preparing jam from pine cones is a troublesome and lengthy task. First, the cones must be soaked for at least a day so that all the resins come out. It will take 1.5 hours to boil the cone jam over low heat.

How to make jam from pine cones

Products for 2.5-3 liters of jam
Pine cones – 1.5 kilograms
Sugar – 1.5 kilograms

How to make jam from pine cones
1. Collect young green cones in the forest, sort out needles and forest litter, and wash.
2. Pour the cones into the pan and pour water – so much that the water covers the cones with a margin of a couple of centimeters.
3. Insist for a day, then change the water.
4. Put a pot of water and cones on the fire, bring the water to a boil, add sugar and cook, stirring, for 1.5 hours over low heat without a lid. When cooking, the cones rise, so it is better to cover them with a weight (for example, a lid of a smaller diameter).
5. The foam formed during cooking must be removed.
6. Pour jam from pine cones into sterilized jars (along with cones) and twist. Before cooling, turn the jars over so that condensation does not accumulate during cooling.

We cook five minutes of cones
Jam from cones can be prepared according to the “five-minute” method: after 5 minutes of cooking, let the jam cool for 10-12 hours, in three steps.

Tasty Facts

How and when to collect pine cones for jam
In Russia, cones are harvested at the end of June, in the South of Russia and in Ukraine in the second half of May. For jam, it is worth collecting green soft, undamaged cones 1-4 centimeters long. It is better to collect cones with gloves so as not to stain your hands with resin.

In order to collect pine cones for healthy jam, it is important to remember the bioclimate of the place where the pines grow. Ideally, this is a dense forest far from the city.

Pines for collecting cones must be chosen tall and large. Pines bear fruit in such a way that it is very convenient to collect cones – you reach for the cones with your hand and there will already be a big harvest from several pines.

Small cones, up to 2 centimeters long, are ideal for making jam, they are the youngest and most juicy – these are the ones that will give the jam a special aroma of a young forest.

Is it possible to eat cones from jam
Cones from jam can be eaten.

The benefits of pine cone
jam Pine cone jam has an excellent effect on the body with influenza and SARS, it is recommended for lung diseases, low hemoglobin. Also used as an immune stimulant at the onset of colds. Pine cone jam is also recommended as a prophylactic against colds: once a week, 1 teaspoon of jam will support the body in the fight against viruses.

Pine cone jam is rarely made in Russia, so the opinion that pine cone jam can be bought inexpensively in a store is erroneous: pine cone jam can be bought for 300 rubles/250 grams (as of July 2018). When buying jam from pine cones, make sure you buy jam and not syrup, decorated with several cones.