Made without any sweetener, this pumpkin and orange jam is delicious! Slather it on toast or use it as a topping for any dessert!
Pumpkin And Orange Jam
Pumpkin jam is a type of fruit preserve made by almost every culture on this planet. Sweet and mushy, the pumpkin jam can easily be made without sweeteners for a healthier diet.
Pumpkin is a good natural source of many vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium, Vitamin C, beta carotene, and more. Pumpkin is also known to lower blood sugar and is good for diabetes.
The bright orange color or the pumpkin is warm and reminds you of autumn; while adding the oranges gives the jam a tangy flavor and balances the sweetness.
If you or one of your loved ones is a diabetic, this sugar-free homemade pumpkin and orange jam is perfect!
How To Make Pumpkin And Orange Jam
This sweet orange, lemon, and pumpkin jam is really easy to make at home. You simply have to cook peeled and diced citrus fruit and pumpkin for a few hours till they fall apart.
Then add xylitol sweetener or sugar if you want to. Pumpkin is naturally sweet, so it tastes just as good without adding any sugar. Mix in the pectin and bottle the jam in sterilized mason jars. Seal while hot and allow to cool.
This jam will last for a year if stored properly! And you can eat it plain on toast or add it to many sweet dishes.
Tips For Making Pumpkin And Orange Jam
- We don’t add any sugar, but you can add some if you want to.
- Pumpkin jam is high fiber, low carb, keto, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
- Don’t throw out the pumpkin seeds. You can wash them, then dry and roast them for a tasty snack!
- To get a marmalade-like flavor, you can add some slices of the orange rind as well while cooking.
- Stir the jam every 10 or 15 minutes.
- If you turn the pumpkin jam jar upside down while it’s cooling, it will seal better.
- You can add a bit of cinnamon or a few crushed cloves to the pumpkin jam to give it some spice!
- You can use the same recipe with almost every other fruit.
FAQs About Pumpkin And Orange Jam
Is There A Difference Between Jam And Fruit Preserve?
The answer really depends on the place you come from. In most cultures, the words jams and fruit preserve are used interchangeably. In some cultures though, a fruit preserve must contain chunks of the fruit while a jam must be pureed.
Why Add Pectin To The Jam?
Pectin is a thickening agent that is added to make the jam set. If you don’t add the pectin, the jam will be slushy, but still taste good.
How To Store The Orange And Pumpkin Jam?
Store the jam in sterilized jars in a cool dry place for up to 12 months.
How To Use The Pumpkin and Orange Jam?
Pumpkin and orange jam tastes perfect on buttered toast. You can also add it as a topping for ice creams or cakes.
Pumpkin And Orange Jam Recipe
- 4½ lbs (2kg) of peeled and diced pumpkin
- 4½ lbs (2kg) of orange
- 2 lbs (900g) of lemon
- 5-7 tbsps of pectin
- sugar or xylitol (optionally)
- Peel and dice oranges and lemons.
- Boil pumpkin, oranges, and lemons for a long time until they start to fall apart.
- Taste the jam and add sweetener if necessary.
- Add pectin and mix.
- Pour hot jam into clean, sterilized jars.
- Twist off the jars and cool off. Keep in a cold place for up to 12 months.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix
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