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Pumpkin Ginger Jam

"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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21 h 25 m servings 271 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings

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  1. Stir pumpkin and sugar together in a saucepan. Cover and let stand, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Place unpeeled lemon wedges in a food processor; puree until smooth.
  3. 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.
  4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add jars and lids; boil until sterilized, at least 5 minutes. Pack pumpkin mixture into hot jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.
  5. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into the boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring the water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool, 12 to 24 hours. Press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 0.1 g fat; 70.1 g carbohydrates; 0.7 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; < 1 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 ma...

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 ...