Happy Sunday, dear reader! Are you having a good Fall Sunday?
I am. Sunday always means cooking in my house, and today I’m a woman on a mission because I’m making…
Pumpkin Jam. And lots of it. Come along and see how I make one of my family’s Fall favorites!
(Spoiler alert: it’s ridiculously easy for how good it tastes!)
Since Sunday is a chilled day, and I still have a few kilos of jam to make, let’s jump straight into the recipe!
Pumpkin Jam Recipe
A quick and easy 2 ingredient jam that will make every bite of toast taste like Fall.
- 1 kg Pumpkin
- 1 kg Sugar
Peel pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.
Place pumpkin in a pot along with sugar.
Keep the heat on low until pumpkin is completely cooked through.
Once the pumpkin is fully cooked, blend it with an electrical blender until the mixture is smooth.
To check if the jam is ready, spoon a little bit of it on a plate and run your finger through it. If the jam parts where your finger went through, then the jam is ready. If the jam is still too liquid, it'll fill up the space where the finger went through again; in this case, return it to the stove for further reduction and thickening.
Once done, fill up previously sterilized jars with the jam.
A stick of cinnamon can be added to the finished jam for flavor.
Easy, isn’t it? This is the base for every jam my family makes: one part of fruit to one part of sugar (a little less if you don’t like your jams very sweet). We might play around with cinnamon sticks and bits of lemon to make certain flavors pop, but in general, we tend to keep it simple.
When it comes to preserving the jam, my grandma swears by home canning, but I never had the patience for it, so I stick the jam jars in the fridge the second they’re cool, and you know what? They can last mold-free for months in the fridge.
(Though they barely get the chance to in my house, because no matter how much jam I make, it always seems to be gone within the week!)
With toast or on top of fresh cheese, this pumpkin jam definitely a must try for this Fall
Off to make more of it I go.
Have an awesome pumpkin filled Sunday, Y’all!