Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin jam recipe for a tasty fall / autumn season

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Halloween is creeping right around the corner. Each year we go hunting with our son for the best pumpkins. One or two remain whole to keep right through Thanksgiving, one or two get carved into jack-o-lanterns for a friendly trick-or-treating atmosphere. The eyes, nose and mouth always get used in a delicious soup or stew. This pumpkin jam recipe requires a lot more than just spare pieces, but a jar of it would make a great hostess gift for any fall party or Thanksgiving dinner invitation. Don't forget to keep some for your own family too. The vintage recipe does not call for any spices, but some cinnamon, nutmeg or allspice would be delicious additions, too.

Pumpkin Jam
5 pounds pumpkin
2 1/2 pounds sugar
1 pound dried apricots
1 pound raisins
1/2 lemon (optional)

Pare pumpkin. Remove seeds and cut pulp into cubes. Add sugar. Stir well, and allow to stand overnight. In the morning add apricots which have been washed and cut in strips. Add raisins. Cook slowly, stirring frequently, until the pumpkin is tender and clear. One-half a lemon, sliced thinly, may be added. Canned pumpkin may be substituted for fresh pumpkin. Mrs. E. Bailey, Wakefield, Mass.

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  1. Joy that sounds delish! I have some wonderful pumpkin recipies that I will share soon. Thanks for your comment on my college treats.

  2. this is a great recipe new to me but great


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