I always loved pumpkin preserves, but this recipe is my favorite. You may decide to omit ginger and only add lemon, but in my opinion ginger makes it very special.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
20 hrs
total:
21 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir pumpkin and sugar together in a saucepan. Cover and let stand, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Place unpeeled lemon wedges in a food processor; puree until smooth.

  • Place pumpkin and sugar mixture in the saucepan over high heat. Stir in lemon and ginger. Bring to a rolling boil; cook, stirring frequently, until pumpkin is translucent but still holds its shape, about 30 minutes. Mash to desired consistency.

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add jars and lids and boil for 5 minutes. Pack pumpkin mixture into hot jars and cover with lids. Let cool, then refrigerate and use within a month.

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 70.1g 23% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.9mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2016
It was easy to make it tastes good but I thought it tasted more lemon ginger than pumpkin I do wish they would have posted how many jars to use and how many cups of chopped pumpkin. My batch made 6 half pints with 4 1/2 cups chopped pumpkin Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/17/2016
It was easy to make it tastes good but I thought it tasted more lemon ginger than pumpkin I do wish they would have posted how many jars to use and how many cups of chopped pumpkin. My batch made 6 half pints with 4 1/2 cups chopped pumpkin Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2018
very easy to do. I added a hint of nutmeg and it tasted even better. This recipe is a keeper for sure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2017
I have never thought of pumpkin jam only pumpkin butter. This is both easy and delicious. I added extra ginger after reading the other review. I used it on pumpkin waffles and loved it. It is a treat not to be overlooked. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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