Pumpkin jam: 3 delicious homemade recipes

If there is a characteristic food of autumn, and more specifically of a party as popular and traditional in the United States as Halloween (which has come to our country even to establish itself as your own), that is the pumpkin . This delicious berry with a hard shell, with a chestnut or melon flavor and belonging to the cucurbitaceae family. It is, in fact, a very large family in which there is a wide variety of different pumpkins: the sweet pumpkin of Hokkaido, the pumpkin bonetera ... and the pumpkin itself (that is, the habitually consumed in many houses each day).

Did you know that in Mexico they met Pumpkin seeds dating from 5,000 years before Christ? There is evidence that, in the first century of our era, Marcial (a Roman poet) gave a wonderful feast based on pumpkins of all kinds, which was very popular because each dish had a different flavor. In fact, with these seeds you can make two ideal natural recipes to take care of your health: pumpkin seed milk and the pumpkin seed oil (ideal, for example, for the natural care of the prostate).

Recipes of homemade pumpkin jams

With the pulp of the pumpkin it is possible to make a delicious homemade jam . For this it is extremely adequate Always choose more scented varieties . For example, it is advisable to opt for the variety that has a terracotta red color, since it will be a good indicator of its aroma and perfume.

We propose on this occasion 3 delicious natural recipes of pumpkin jams to make at home: the traditional Pumpkin Jam , an exquisite Pumpkin and apple marmalade and a curious pumpkin jam, orange and carrots .

Pumpkin jam recipe

Ingredients you need:

  • 1 kg. pumpkin
  • 450 gr. of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Thickener

Preparation of pumpkin jam:

First wash the pumpkin well, and peel it. Remove its seeds and cut it into small pieces. Put the pieces of pumpkin in a bowl or wide bowl, but alternating the pieces with sugar (so you will get better sweetened).

Split the lemon in half and squeeze it to get your juice. Add to the previous bowl a spoonful of lemon juice, cover and leave in maceration for 15 hours.

After this time put the mixture of pumpkin and sugar in a casserole for jams and jams and add the thickener. Cook until boiling, cooking until it reaches the preferred consistency.

Finally put the pumpkin jam in sterilized jars, cover and turn them to empty.

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Pumpkin and apple marmalade recipe

Ingredients you need:

  • 725 gr. pumpkin
  • 725 gr. of apples
  • 1 kg. of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Water

Preparation of pumpkin and apple marmalade:

Wash the squash and apples and peel them well. Then cut them.

Put the pieces of pumpkin and apple in a casserole, cover with water and cook until the pumpkin softens a little. Drain and grind well.

Then put the mashed pumpkin and apples in a casserole dish. Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, thickener and sugar, boiling until boiling.

Once you get the consistency you want, foam at the end of cooking and put in jars. To finish, cover and turn them around for a few minutes to make a vacuum.

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Recipe for pumpkin, orange and carrot jam

Ingredients you need:

  • 550 gr. pumpkin
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 carrots
  • 750 gr. of sugar
  • Thickener

Preparation of pumpkin, orange and carrot marmalade:

Wash the oranges, carrots and squash. Cut the oranges without peeling them into small pieces. Peel the carrots and cut them into slices. Now peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut it into pieces.

Put all the ingredients in a large bowl or bowl. Add the sugar and leave to macerate for 1 whole day (24 hours).

Then put the preparation in a casserole for jams, add the thickener and bring to a boil, stirring little by little and from time to time.

When the jam acquires the desired consistency at the end of the foam cooking and put in jars. Then turn them over carefully to make a vacuum.

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