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Great, Great Granny Foster’s Marrow Pickle Recipe – Courgettes too!

This can be made with actual Marrows, or courgettes that have got a little too big for their boots!  The great thing about Pickles and Chutneys is that you can spice them up to your taste.  We tend to go not too hot in this household for my hubby and kids, but you can add chilli to your hearts content if you wish!   My great, great Granny Foster was a farmers wife, so this wouldn’t be measured to exact amounts, it would be rustic, and the sugar etc would be whatever she had in her cupboards.

2 1/4 lb Marrow/courgette

3/4 lb apple (skinned, cored and sliced thinly- you want them to pulp down when heated for a short while)

3/4 lb onion

1 1/2 pt vinegar

10 oz sugar (brown or granulated- your choice)

3 tsp cornflour mixed in a bit of vinegar

1 1/2 tsp turmeric

1 1/2 tsp ground ginger

salt and pepper to taste.

Prepare the jam jars as I explained for the Blackcurrant and Courgette Jam.  This makes about 6 jars of Pickle.

Chop up the marrow into little cubes, about half a cm square, mix up with about 1 oz salt and leave to stand for at least 3 hours so that the excess water can run out.  Rinse thoroughly!

Mix all the ingredients apart from the sugar and cornflour together and simmer for about 5 mins until the apple have softened up.

Then add the sugar and cornflour and simmer for about 20 minutes or until when you pull a wooden spoon through the top of the mix and make a little furrow it doesn’t fill immediately with liquid.

Pour into your jars, and keep for a while as it improves the taste.  But if you can’t wait, it tastes scrummy from the start!

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3 responses to “Great, Great Granny Foster’s Marrow Pickle Recipe – Courgettes too!

  1. jammymummy says:

    A bit later this year, but tomorrow is the day that I will be making this year’s batch. We’ve had a pretty dismal start to the year and the slugs have eaten all but one of the 10 courgette plants that I put out this year…. hoping for a less warm and damp winter in the UK this year!!

  2. sandra hasan says:

    Should you peel and seed the marrow

    • jammymummy says:

      Dear Sandra, thanks for reading!
      I leave the skin on as you then get a great colour in the pickle, the vibrant yellow with flecks of deep green.
      I do however cut out the areas where the seeds are larger than about 3mm large otherwise you can see them in the finished pickle and I’m not keen on that.
      I made a batch the other day, a great way to get rid of a marrow! Only 5 more to go…..

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