We’re Jammin’ – Slow Cooker Challenge Round Up, Aug 2014

The theme for the August Slow Cooker Challenge was ‘Preserves’ and my regular entrants didn’t disappoint.  Sarah from ‘Tales from the Garden Shed’ brought a ray of French sunshine, and some inspiration,  with her recipe for Peach Jam.

Now this is a brilliant and unusual combination which I would never have though of.  Slow Cooker Carrot, Lemon and Almond Chutney is the entry from Strong as Soup and is reminiscent of middle eastern cuisine.

Baking Queen 74 has taken to jam making in the Slow Cooker with the enthusiasm of a convert!  In her entry for the challenge she brings us two jam recipes a zingy Blueberry and Ginger Jam AND Blackberry Jam  both look really delicious.

My own preserve created in the slow cooker was Lazy, Luscious Beetroot Relish.  The beets were baked in the slow cooker and then the chutney made in the usual way on the stove in only 20 minutes.

Thanks to all who joined me for the slow cooker challenge, look out for the new challenge which will be posted early in September. 

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Sarah James

Thanks for the round up Janice, Just got to get round to having a go at the carrot & almond chutney 🙂

belleau kitchen

mmm, lovely selection of preserves… I particularly like your beetroot relish!


Ooh they all look so good. Still can't quite get my head around making jams in a slow cooker, but they all look very appealing, so I ought to give it a go.

Phil in the Kitchen

If ever proof were needed that slow cookers are useful little beasts then this is it. I must make even more use of mine. Thanks for the challenge.