Pumpkin jam: the recipe for a delicious treat at breakfast but also for lunch with cheese. Excellent with homemade rusks, pumpkin jam is a perfect ingredient for many tasty preparations such as pies, muffins, pies or pies. Delicious with seasoned and spicy cheeses.
Choosing seasonal fruit and vegetables allows you to eat healthy, tasty, sustainable and even low-cost. This is why today we want to recommend a seasoning recipe rich in properties that are important for health and very tasty: pumpkin jam. We avoid strawberries in December or chestnuts in August: only fresh fruits and vegetables harvested according to their natural maturation can ensure a full flavor and reduced costs thanks to the elimination of transport costs from a warmer country.
Sweet, healthy and genuine, homemade pumpkin jam is not only perfect for big and children’s breakfast but it is also the perfect ingredient to be re-used for many tasty preparations like pies, muffins, cakes or pies. Not to mention that it is also excellent for accompanying cured meats or aged and spicy cheeses.
Here then how to prepare a tasty pumpkin jam :
-1 kg of pumpkin pulp
-300 grams of sugar
-1 organic lemon
-1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
-A pinch of nutmeg
-Clean the pumpkin removing the peel and seeds, cut the pulp into pieces and put them in a steel pot.
-Add the sugar, let it macerate for at least 12 hours keeping the pot covered with a lid.
-Put the pot on the stove and add the lemon juice and grated rind, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Cook over low heat for about an hour and then pass the ingredients through a sieve.
-Put the jam in the sterilized jars, close the lids well and then turn them over. Let them cool and then put them in a pan containing cold water: make sure it covers them completely.
-Bring everything to a boil and continue to boil for about 20-25 minutes.
-Turn off the heat and let it cool.
-Dry the jars and … you just have to taste your delicious homemade jam.
Prepare the jam with the children so you can explain to them how important it is to eat healthy food and have breakfast with a good home-made preserve and not only with packaged snacks.