This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

I can tell you that I am a pumpkin lover… better… I’m a pumpkin jam lover. I think all my family loves it. When I was a little child, I used to eat pumpkin jam with cheese for dessert or on a toast in my every morning breakfast. My mother used to make pumpkin jam every fall season. I love to remember the smell of cinnamon with pumpkin in my mother’s kitchen when she was making pumpkin jam. It’s so good to remember my childhood!

This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

My mom’s pumpkin jam was made only with three ingredients: pumpkin, sugar, and cinnamon.

I added the typical fall spices one associates with pumpkins such as ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, so the jam just tastes like fall to me. I combine the pumpkin with orange juice and zests. This ingredient seemed to bring all the flavors together and produce a great tasting jam.

This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

 

I always like to involve my kids when I’m cooking. Usually, I peel the pumpkin and I prepare the pumpkin slicing along the line of skin as if preparing a melon. Then I let my kids chop up the slices into small pieces (too small is better than too big).

You should cut the squash into smaller pieces. If you want a smoother jam, the immersion hand blender works great. Just remove the spices before you blend the jam!

There’s no need to test for setting point with this recipe. The jam is ready when a wooden spoon pulled across the pan reveals the base of the pan cleanly.

This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

It’s important that you sterilize jars. This guarantees that your jars are free from any nasty bacteria. If you have a good dishwasher with a very hot cycle you can sterilize jars that way, otherwise, wash your jars and lids (removing any rubber seals) and place them on a baking tray in the oven at 100℃/225℉ for 30 minutes until dry.

This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

This pumpkin jam is absolutely delicious — not too sweet. It’s my perfect jam for our breakfast! And it’s also perfect for your desserts dishes.

This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!

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Homemade Pumpkin Jam
This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!
This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 65 minutes
Servings
jars
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 kg pumkin peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 oranges juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 kg sugar
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 65 minutes
Servings
jars
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 kg pumkin peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 oranges juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 kg sugar
This homemade pumpkin jam recipe made with a spicy flavor is perfect for tarts, pies or slathered on toast in the morning breakfast. This jam is delicious!
Instructions
  1. Prepare the pumpkin by cutting into quarters and discarding out the seeds and peeling it.
  2. Then slice into wedges like you would prepare a melon.
  3. Chop the pumpkin into 2 cm cubes.
  4. Place pumpkin into a pan. Add the spices, sugar and the orange juice.
  5. Bring to the boil 50 minutess or until the pumpkin is easily squashed with a wooden spoon. The mixture will be thick and a clear orange color -- almost translucent.
  6. Smash the pumpkin with a wooden spoon , or if you want a very smooth jam, use a blender.
  7. Spoon hot jam into sterilized jars and close immediately.
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