Well, as a lot of you know, my DD hi-jacked my blog to tell you about my pumpkin jam. Yes, it was a success, so much so that I made a second batch of it today. Some of you have asked for the recipe and so, I will post here now.
About 8 pounds of peeled, seeds taken out, and finely diced pumpkin
3 finely diced oranges
3 finely diced lemons
Mix one-to-one cups of pumpkin and white sugar in a large bowl or pot. Leave overnight and it will create a fair amount of juice. The next day, drain the sugared juice in a large pot and boil down until you can form a string like drip from a spoon when tested. It is very syrupy. You then add the pumpkin, orange, lemon pieces to the pot and cook until the pumpkin becomes transparent. When that happens, you bottle it, cover and seal. I did mine in mason jars, and they will pop in when they seal.
As Cathey mentioned, it is very much like marmalade but I do love it. If you have difficulty and have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
This has been a very busy day for me. It took all morning to make my jam, and then the clean-up. In between that, I had three loads of wash and did my ironing as well.
Since we have done the renovations on our home, we had to place our bird feeders outside our front room windows, which happens to be the second storey on our home. The basement is finished and that has our master bedroom, my quilting room, a full bath and a laundry room. The top storey has the livingroom on the front of the house looking onto the lake. As I started to day, our bird feeders are nice and high and we thought that our squirrels would not be able to reach them. WRONG!!! They have found them, so I am constantly on guard for that as well. Those little monkeys know now the sound of the window opening and take off for a while, but do come back as soon as my back is turned. The hardships of living in the wilds. LOL
Have a Great Day and Good Luck with the Jam!
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