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Pumpkin and orange jam for the winter


For many novice housewives, pumpkin is not a completely familiar object for culinary experiments. Some do not even imagine at all what can be prepared from it. Nevertheless, pumpkin jam for the winter is a dish that combines the invaluable properties of this vegetable and original taste. And when using a variety of fruit and berry additives, the taste of the finished dish is able to surprise so pleasantly that not everyone will be able to determine exactly what this delicacy is made of.

How to cook pumpkin jam correctly

Pumpkin is an ideal dietary product. Indeed, in addition to the variety of vitamins and minerals contained in pumpkin fruits, they contain a rare vitamin T, which is responsible for accelerating metabolism and assimilation of heavy foods. Therefore, pumpkin jam, especially without sugar, will come in handy when trying to lose weight.

For jam, it is advisable to choose types of sweet pumpkin varieties. Muscat and large-fruited varieties are ideal. Their bark is quite soft, and it is easy to cut it even when fully ripe. And in terms of the content of natural sugars (up to 15%), they are the champions in the world of pumpkins.

You can identify such varieties in part by the color of the pumpkins themselves. Muscat do not differ in bright shades, they often have a faded yellowish-brown color, sometimes with light longitudinal spots.

Large-fruited varieties of pumpkins, unlike hard-bore ones, do not have a pronounced pattern on the bark, but the color can be very diverse - white, pink, green, orange.

Before the direct preparation of the dish, any pumpkin must first be cut into 2 or 4 parts and with a spoon scoop out all the seeds and all the pulp that is in close contact with them.

Advice! It is very beneficial to use pumpkins with a pear-shaped fruit, since all their seeds are concentrated in a small depression, and most of them consist of solid pulp.

The peel is also cut off before production. Only then can the remaining pulp be rinsed in cool water and used to make jam.

Most often, the pulp is cut into pieces of arbitrary shape and size, which are boiled or baked, and only then crushed, turning into mashed potatoes. In some recipes, still raw pumpkin pulp is crushed using a blender, and only then subjected to heat treatment.

Pumpkin jam differs from jam in that it always has a puree-like consistency, without individual pieces. In terms of its density, it is not comparable to apple jam, but if desired, this can be achieved by adding special jelly-forming substances. This will be discussed in detail in one of the recipes.

The classic pumpkin jam recipe

According to the classic recipe, you need to prepare the following ingredients:

  • 1 kg of peeled pumpkin pulp;
  • from 500 to 800 g of granulated sugar;
  • 100 ml of water;
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg and cinnamon (optional).

The total cooking time of the jam, including the preparation of the pumpkin, will take no more than 50-60 minutes.

  1. The peeled pumpkin, cut into pieces, is placed in a deep saucepan, water is added and boiled until softened in about 20 minutes.
  2. Grind the boiled pulp with a blender or grind through a sieve or grater.
  3. Add sugar and spices, mix, heat again to a boil and cook until cooked over low heat.
  4. Ready pumpkin jam, while still hot, is laid out in sterile jars and tightened with lids. For these purposes, you can use both metal and plastic covers.

The readiness of a dish can be determined in several ways:

  1. Pass a wooden spoon along the bottom of the pan - if the track holds its shape for at least 10 seconds, then the jam can be considered ready.
  2. Place a few drops of jam on a dry flat saucer and let it cool. When the dish is ready, its drops should not spread, and after cooling the saucer with them can even be turned upside down.

Pumpkin jam with lemon for the winter

Adding lemon (or citric acid) to pumpkin jam can also be considered a classic production option - the aroma and acidity of lemon are so well combined with the sweetness of pumpkin.

For 1 kg of peeled pumpkin you will need:

  • 800 g granulated sugar;
  • 2 lemons;
  • a pinch of spices (cloves, allspice, ginger, cinnamon).

Attention! If the pumpkin is juicy enough, then you do not need to add water during cooking.

The manufacturing process does not fundamentally differ from the classic version.

  1. Sliced ​​pumpkin is heated over low heat until softened.
  2. Lemons are scalded with boiling water, the zest is rubbed separately. And from the pulp, removing the seeds, squeeze the juice.
  3. Grind in mashed potatoes, add sugar, zest and lemon juice and all the spices.
  4. Stir constantly, boil until the jam begins to thicken.
  5. Fill sterile glass jars with pumpkin jam and roll up.

Pumpkin and orange jam

This recipe is for those who want to cook a bright and festive dish from a pumpkin, in which there is no touch of a peculiar pumpkin aroma and taste that embarrasses many.

You will need:

  • 2 kg pumpkin;
  • 1 kg of sweet oranges;
  • 1 kg of granulated sugar;
  • 200 ml of water.

Cooking jam will take longer than the classic recipe, but the result is unlikely to disappoint anyone.

  1. The pumpkin is freed from the seeds with the surrounding fibrous pulp and rubbed on a coarse grater.
  2. With the help of a grater, remove the orange zest from the oranges, then cut into pieces and remove all seeds without fail.
  3. The remaining pulp of oranges, together with the zest, are ground with a blender or meat grinder.
  4. In a large enamel saucepan, spread a layer of mashed pumpkin on the bottom and sprinkle with sugar.
  5. Lay a layer of chopped orange pulp along with the zest on top.
  6. These layers are laid out until all the prepared products run out.
  7. The pan is set aside in a cool place for 10-12 hours.
  8. The next day, the pumpkin-orange mixture is poured with water and boiled for about 30 minutes after boiling. The mixture must be constantly stirred.
  9. While hot, the workpiece is packaged in pre-prepared cans and sealed for the winter.

Recipe for a delicious pumpkin, lemons and oranges jam

Well, pumpkin jam with a bouquet of citrus fruits will look like a real masterpiece of culinary art, although it is not so difficult to prepare it while preserving most of the healing components.

You will need:

  • 650 g of nutmeg pumpkin pulp;
  • 1 orange;
  • 1 lemon;
  • 380 g granulated sugar;
  • 3-4 carnation buds;
  • a pinch of cardamom.

Manufacturing consists of the following steps:

  1. The prepared vegetable pulp is cut into small pieces.
  2. Syrup is boiled from water and sugar and pumpkin slices are poured over it for an hour.
  3. At this time, the orange and lemon are poured over with boiling water and the zest is peeled off.
  4. The seeds are removed from the citrus pulp.
  5. The zest and pulp of orange and lemon are chopped with a blender, turning them into a puree mass.
  6. The pumpkin, drenched in syrup, is placed on heating and boiled until softened for about 20 minutes.
  7. Knead the pumpkin slices in mashed potatoes using a hand blender or a wooden spoon.
  8. Add spices, stir well and boil for another 10-15 minutes.
  9. 5 minutes before the end of cooking, add citrus puree, bring to a boil and immediately pack in sterile jars.

Sugar-free pumpkin jam recipe

Almost from the same ingredients, you can make pumpkin jam, very useful for many, without sugar.

The proportions will be only slightly different:

  • 1.5 kg of pumpkin pulp;
  • 1 orange and 1 lemon;
  • 100 g of water.

Making it is also easy.

  1. Citrus fruits are pitted and mashed using a blender.
  2. Mix mashed potatoes with water and put pumpkin pieces into it.
  3. Stirring occasionally, boil the pumpkin-fruit mixture until softened.
  4. Grind again with a blender and bring to a boil a second time.
  5. They are immediately laid out in sterilized jars and instantly sealed.

The most delicious pumpkin jam recipe with honey

If in the previous recipe the sweet tooth is still missing something, then the best option would be to add honey at the end of cooking.

Moreover, it must be added after the jam has partially cooled, but until the moment when it finally hardens. In this case, honey will bring the maximum benefit. By adding honey, you can be guided by your taste, but, on average, add 2 tbsp for 1 kg of pumpkin pulp. l. honey. It is better to store such jam in a cool place.

Pumpkin jam for the winter through a meat grinder

The most interesting thing is that from the same ingredients you can make a very aromatic and healthy pumpkin jam without cooking at all.

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg of pumpkin pulp;
  • 1 large orange and 1 lemon;
  • 900 g granulated sugar;
  • spices as desired (ground cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg).

For chopping food, an ordinary meat grinder is best suited.

  1. All vegetables and fruits are freed from seeds and skins.
  2. The citrus peel is set aside separately.
  3. Pass through a meat grinder citrus zest, their pulp and pumpkin pulp.
  4. Mix with sugar, add spices, mix thoroughly and leave at room temperature for 2-3 hours to dissolve sugar.
  5. Stir again, lay out in small sterile jars and store in the refrigerator.

This jam is especially tasty after a month of infusion.

Pumpkin jam with persimmon and honey without cooking

Using the non-boiling method, you can prepare another delicacy of pumpkin and persimmon with honey.

You will need:

  • 400 g pumpkin pulp;
  • 1 ripe persimmon;
  • juice from half a lemon;
  • 2 tbsp. liquid honey.

Manufacturing:

  1. A piece of pumpkin is washed, dried, sprinkled with lemon juice and baked in the oven in a baking dish at a temperature of + 180 ° C until soft.
  2. Cool, place in a blender bowl, add peeled persimmon, cut into pieces, and pitted.
  3. Turn pieces of pumpkin and persimmon into mashed potatoes, add honey, mix well and distribute the jam into small containers.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.

Pumpkin and apple jam recipe

Apples will add softness and tenderness to the finished pumpkin jam.

You will need:

  • 650 g pumpkin pulp;
  • 480 g of peeled apples;
  • 100 ml of filtered water;
  • 600 g granulated sugar;
  • zest and juice from half a lemon.

The manufacturing process is almost the same as the classic one:

  1. Pumpkin slices are poured with a symbolic amount of water and stewed until softened.
  2. Do the same with apple pieces, peeled and, if desired, peeled.
  3. Softened fruits and vegetables are mashed, sugar is added, combined in one bowl and cooked until tender.
  4. 5 minutes before cooking add lemon juice and its finely chopped zest.

Delicate pumpkin and zucchini jam

The same scheme is used in the manufacture of pumpkin jam with the addition of zucchini. Only the composition of the ingredients will be slightly different.

  • 400 g fresh pumpkin pulp;
  • 150 g of zucchini pulp;
  • 500 g sugar;
  • 50 ml of water;
  • a pinch of citric acid and nutmeg.

Attention! Spices are added at the very end of cooking, about 4-6 minutes until cooked.

A simple recipe for pumpkin jam with dried apricots

The yellow-orange color of pumpkin pulp is harmoniously combined with dried apricots, and in terms of useful properties, these two components complement each other perfectly.

For 1 kg of pumpkin peeled from seeds and peel, prepare:

  • 1 kg of sugar;
  • 300 g dried apricots;
  • 1 lemon;
  • 150 ml of water.

Standard preparation:

  1. The pumpkin pieces are boiled until a soft mass is obtained, which is crushed to a puree state.
  2. Dried apricots are passed together with lemon pulp through a meat grinder.
  3. Mix pumpkin, dried apricot and lemon puree, add sugar and evaporate until the first signs of thickening.

The original recipe for pumpkin jam, dried apricots and nuts

It is not in vain that the pumpkin ripens in the fall, in the midst of the nut season. After all, pumpkin jam with the addition of nuts and dried apricots is a real royal delicacy.

You will need:

  • 2 kg pumpkin;
  • 200 ml of water;
  • 200 g of shelled walnuts;
  • 300 g dried apricots;
  • 1.5 kg of granulated sugar;
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg and cinnamon;
  • 1 lemon.

The process of making jam differs from that used in the previous recipe only in that walnuts chopped with a knife are added along with dried apricots, lemon and spices. If the jam is not supposed to be used as a filling, then the walnuts can not be chopped much and put in halves or quarters.

Important! This jam is usually not rolled up on a turnkey basis, but stored under plastic lids in the refrigerator or any other cool place.

Pumpkin jam for the winter with apples and viburnum

The proximity of viburnum allows you to give the pumpkin jam a bright color, and the taste becomes very expressive.

Prepare:

  • 1 kg of pumpkin pulp;
  • 1 kg of viburnum berries without twigs;
  • 2 kg of ripe apples;
  • 3 kg of sugar;
  • 200 g of water;
  • a pinch of citric acid.

Preparation:

  1. Peeled pieces of apples and pumpkin are poured over 100 g of water and boiled until softened.
  2. Viburnum berries are also poured with 100 g of water and boiled for literally 5 minutes. Then rub through a sieve to remove seeds.
  3. The softened pieces of pumpkin and apples are mixed with viburnum puree, sugar and citric acid are added, and ground with a blender.
  4. The mixture is steamed over the fire for about 15-18 minutes and laid out in containers.

Amber pumpkin jam with apricot

If pumpkin jam with dried apricots is popular, then why not make a real treat from pumpkin and apricots.

You will need:

  • 1 kg of pumpkin pulp;
  • 2 kg of apricots;
  • 200 ml of water;
  • 2 kg of sugar;
  • juice of 1 lemon.

Manufacturing:

  1. Peeled apricots and pumpkin cut into pieces are covered with sugar and left to extract juice for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Lemon juice is added so that the pulp of fruits and vegetables does not darken.
  3. Pour in water and boil at first until softened.
  4. After grinding with a blender, boil for another 10-15 minutes to the desired density.

Thick pumpkin jam with zhelfix for the winter

In order not to waste time for boiling pumpkin jam before thickening, special jelly-forming additives, for example, jaundice, are often used. It contains pectin, a natural thickener found in significant quantities in apples, currants and some other fruits and berries.

You can make jam according to any of the recipes suggested above. You just need to separate half of the sugar used in the recipe and mix it with the gelatin powder from the bag.

Attention! The proportions for cooking are indicated on the package, but usually 1 sachet of gelatin is added to 1 kg of sugar.

  1. A mixture of sugar and gelatin is added to a container with jam at the last stage of cooking, when the chopped pumpkin puree is put to boil for the last time.
  2. Bringing to a boil, heat the mixture for no more than 3 minutes, immediately put it in jars and roll it up.

Exotic Pumpkin and Banana Jam Recipe

This magnificent delicacy will be appreciated by children, even those who do not like pumpkin blanks.

For 1 kg of pumpkin pulp, select:

  • 2 bananas;
  • 1 lemon;
  • 400 g of sugar.

The cooking method is standard:

  1. Pieces of pumpkin are steamed until softened, rubbed with a blender or in another convenient way.
  2. Add lemon juice, sugar and mashed banana puree.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, cook for 5 minutes and pack in jars.

How to cook pumpkin jam in a slow cooker

Delicious pumpkin jam with orange can be easily cooked in a multicooker.

For 1 kg of pumpkin take:

  • 1 large orange;
  • 1 kg of sugar;
  • 1 hourcitric acid.

Manufacturing:

  1. First, the pumpkin is passed through a meat grinder or crushed in another way.
  2. The orange is pitted and also crushed.
  3. Mix orange and pumpkin puree with sugar in a multicooker bowl.
  4. In the "Stew" mode, boil for about an hour. Citric acid is added 10 minutes before the end.
  5. They spread the finished jam on the banks, roll it up.

Rules for storing pumpkin jam

All those versions of the finished jam, about which there are no special notes on the method of preservation in the text of the recipes, are stored in ordinary room conditions from 1 to 3 years.

Conclusion

Pumpkin jam can be prepared with a variety of additives so that few people would guess about the composition of the delicacy served. And in terms of usefulness and taste, it is on the same level with the most exquisite vegetable delicacies.


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