pumpkin preserve/jam is sweet and spicy and perfect for boath your toast or a cheeseboard
Cut the pumpkin into chunks and cut off the peel, now cut into pieces abour 2cm square and toss into a large pot/preserving pan.
Slice the oranges and lemons into small pieces (peel and the inner flesh too) and add these to the pan.
Cut the skin from the fresh ginger root and grate it into the pan. Now finely chop the chilli (remove the seeds, we don't want to go too over the top here) and toss this in too.
Add 600ml/1 pint of water and bring this to the boil. Now lower the heat and let it simmer away for 40 minutes, or until all the citrus peel is very soft. The pumpkin will be really soft by then too.
Add the sugar and stir until it has completely dissolved. Raise the heat and bring it to the boil and keep it bubbling madly until it has really thickened so that when you put a spoonful on a saucer and run your finger (let it cool first!) through it, you get a clear channel and it doesn't flow back together again.
Spoon into sterilised jars and pop on the lid.
A serving of this preserve is measured at 1 tablespoon.
I got 4 jars of pumpkin preserve from this recipe.
This jam will keep for up to a year in a cool dark place, once opened store in the fridge and use within a month.
Calories: 107kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 2171IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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