18 October 2012

Spiced Pumpkin Jam

Pumpkin is often associated with halloween and closely related with this celebration. There are a large amount of recipes with pumpkin and other alternatives such as this jam. What is better than to make your own homemade jam? 

I really love anything with pumpkin, sweet or savory. Here I did my own spiced pumpkin jam which is absolutely amazing, very tasty and with a special flavour. It is not extremly sweet. You can eat it with pancakes, just spread it on a slice of bread but what I really like to use it is as a condiment with some grilled meat, and to spread on toast with foie or cheese.

As all jams it is very easy to make, you will just have to add the wished species. Here you have my recipe but you can add other species such as nutmeg, black peper or cumin. The smell during the cooking is really nice.

INGREDIENTS makes about 3 jars of 200 ml

500 g pumking (peeled and cubed)
200 g gelatin sugar (regular sugar also avaliable)
1/2 lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cloves

Put all the ingredients in a big sauce pan and cook covered on a low heat, until the pumpkin gets soft, and the mixture thinkens and you have got the right consistency. Aproximately 40 minutes. Stir from time to time with a wooden spoon during the cooking process. 

If during the process it gets too thick you just must add some water in.

Liquify the mixture with a blender, if you wish do not do it competly and leave it a little bit chunky. 

Pour the hot jam into sterilised jars, close immediatlely and place the jars upside down, during 12 hours or overnight.

To sterelize the jars put them into boiling water.

I love this pumpkin color! 


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