Since we are still in the run up to Christmas, I am going to bombard you with as many recipes as I can. Because I like baking and I think it is an interesting direction for my blog! So far, the gingerbread wreath was my biggest baking accomplishment. And there is a lot more to come! However, today, I am taking on another challenge – jam. And to make it more fun and interesting, I am making it boozy by adding some Aperol!
Or how to make you tipsy as early as the morning during the holiday!
You can find the original recipe here.
An Aperol and grapefruit jam recipe
-1.2kg of grapefruit
-1.3kg of jam sugar
-1.25l of water
1. Peel the grapefruit with a peeler then cut the zests into shreds. Set aside in a bowl.
2. Juice the grapefruit and the lemon. Put all the juice in a pan. Then, set aside the flesh and seeds.
3. Cute the empty shells in half and retrieve all the remaining flesh, including membranes. Discard the pith.
4. Put all the flesh and membrane in a muslin or use an old piece of bed sheet. Wrap up and tie with kitchen string.
5. In the pan containing the juice, add all the zests, muslin and 1.25l of water. Then, bring to a boil. Reduce down to a simmer and cover the pan with lid. Cook for an hour. Put a small plate in the freezer.
6. Remove the muslin from the pan. Put in a sieve on top of the pan and let the muslin rest. When it is cold enough, squeeze out as much juice as possible. Discard the bag.
7. Add the sugar to the pan and cook over low heat to let it dissolve. Once dissolves, bring to a boil and let bubble until it reaches 105°C. Another way to find out if the jam has reached setting temperature, is to use the small dish placed in the freezer. Drop a tiny amount of jam on the plate. If the mixture is set, it will wrinkle when you press your finger on it.
8. Turn off the stove and let cool for 10 minutes. Add in the Aperol and stir.
9. Divide between sterilized jars that you will seal before putting in the fridge. Allow 24 to 48 hours to completely set.
Do not panic if the jam is still very liquid even after cooking time has passed. If the mixture passes the “setting test” on the plate, then it is good to go. If not, let it cook a bit longer. As a matter of fact, a whole jar of jam will take longer to set since it will take more time to cool.
Although the Aperol is noticeable in after-taste, the jam is quite boozy as the alcohol was added up after cooking. As a result, the heat won’t have time to remove all the alcohol molecules. Thus, please, consume with moderation. It makes the perfect festive jam for your Christmas table!
So, what do you think? Tempted? Have you ever tried to make jam yourself? If so, what fruits did you use? And what about adding some alcohol for a funny twist? What do you think of this Aperol and grapefruit jam recipe? Will you try it?
Thanks a lot for stopping by! I hope you liked this post!
See you soon,
I’ve never tried to make Jam myself but I’d love to one day – this definitely makes me want to a lot more! This jam looks amazing – though I’d leave the alcohol out as I don’t drink haha. Thanks for sharing xx
I love jam! I’ve never attempted to make jam myself but I always love buying homemade jam at markets. I love the jars you used and the candy cane string you wound around the top. Super cute and festive!
I’ve personally never tried making jam before but this definitely seems like a fun (and interesting) thing to try and make! I love having strawberry jam on toast often so I’ll have to look into making this jam just without the alcohol since I don’t drink 🙂
What a great jam, and perfect for a Christmas gift!
I’ve made a few jams before but not with grapefruit (yet!) I did a lime marmalade with gin once, that was lovely, as was the orange and Cointreau marmalade. All perfect for Christmas mornings and gifts. I know they went down well in our house!
I will deffo be giving this one ago, it sounds delicious.
Thanks for sharing!
I’ve heard so much about Aperol, and this sounds amazing!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
Yum yum yum! This sounds good!
I’ve never tried Aperol and I’ve never made my own jam but this looks yummy! Great recipe, I can’t wait to see all your other festive treats!
Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
Omg, these photos are gorgeous! I’m salivating just from looking at them! These would make great little gifts! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’ve never made jam before, but I really want to give it a go! This looks delicious, so thank you for sharing!xx
Hannah | luxuryblush
Ooh I’ve never made my own jam but it’s something I’d love to try doing! I actually hate Aperol but I’d definitely still make this to use as gifts- I know so many people who would love it
Soph – https://sophhearts.com x
I’ve made jam before but I hate how much extra sugar goes into it! I’m not the biggest fan of Aperol but I’d definitely make this with something else instead. I imagine it would taste nice with something like Pimms! x
This year was my first time making jams (ok, I was forced) but I am now in love. This recipe seems like my next thing to conquer and you’ve spelled it out perfectly!
I love homemade jams they are the best! I never used Aperol before but this recipe sounds so great! Especially with grapefruit my favorite!
You had me at Aperole but oh my, I’ve never tried to make my own jam before although I have been given home made jam! You’ve just given me a great idea to do some experimenting!
Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk
I’ve never actually tried making jam at home before but I love it! Strawberry jam is my favourite but I think I need to try out a few new flavours! Will need to give this a try, great post xx
Ahhh this sounds delicious, I swear I’m actually drooling.
I absolutely love your new recipe posts!
Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/
Corinne I’m enjoying your baking recipes, especially the holiday themed stuff, really getting me excited for this time of the year! So I never had aperol and grapefruit jam before, let alone aperol by itself? but it sounds so snazzy for the holidays, great idea ?
Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com
This sounds so good! I’m sure I will love this flavor. I never tried to make my own jam before.
OMG these look amazing! I’m thinking I could make these for stocking fillers for my mates. The best gifts are boozy and handmade, right?
S | https://conceptsbys.com
This looks amazing. I would love to start making jam and this looks like a great one to try out.
Aperol And Grapefruit Jam Recipe – what interesting flavors to marry in a jam. Perfect for spreading on warm toast.
I would love homemade jam for a gift. Homemade gifts are always my favorite ones.
Oh my..this looks yummy. this would also make such cute idea for party favors. thanks for sharing.
I never thought of making jam at home. But this look like I can make this at home with easily. Recipe looks easy and doable. Will try for sure and if possible then will share pictures too
I don’t think I ever tried grapefruit jam before. What an interesting twist. I would, of course, make it without the Aperol seeing that it contains alcohol.
This is the perfect treat for Christmas! Looks and sounds lovely 🙂 xxx
This looks so good!! I love how festive the color is, and it matches the warmth of the holidays. Thanks for sharing this! I might try making this as a gift for my relatives.
Grapefruits are not native to my country, but I do like the flavor. I’m sure this jam would be great on buttered toast for breakfast during the holidays!
To promote sustainability lifestyle this holiday season, it is wise to gift consumables like foods. Your jam is a perfect example, and i am excited to make these for my friends.
Looks and sounds really good. Is jam sugar different than regular sugar?
I have never tried to make jam or can anything before but think about it everytime I see the glass jars in the grocery store! Your post makes it look really easy. And it looks tasty!
Ahh, this sounds so good! I think it’s perfect for anything, the whole family would love this!
I am a jam lover. But I had never made it t home. Your recipe looks like family loving and easy to make. I will try this definitely.
I tried making strawberry jam and I loved how yummy and healthy it was…although that was quite sometime back. So you really stir up the idea of making jam again. Seems I’m going to follow your recipe!
I am not a beer person but show this post to my friends and I am sure they will like it… Thanks for sharing.
Can confirm this is DELICIOUS, though I should probably stop eating it for breakfast… I’ve never tried making jam, but my mum makes it a lot – and the house always smells incredible when she does! I’m actually not really a fan of Aperol Spritz but the flavours in this work perfectly. Your photos are stunning and so festive!