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Everyone knows that large orange pumpkin fruits are a real storehouse of vitamins and minerals. Pumpkin boosts immunity, improves digestion and even helps with insomnia. Housewives prepare various low-calorie delicious dishes from it: soups, cereals, pies. Pumpkin jam with the addition of apples for the winter turns out to be original and tasty.
General cooking principles
Fruits and fruits of the best quality are used for making jam. It is boiled with sugar (honey can be used) in special cooking pots with low walls. It is not recommended to use more than 2 kg of raw materials at a time. Only then the jam turns out to be of higher quality and aromatic. Cook over low heat.
So that the sweet preparation does not deteriorate, the amount of sugar must be coordinated with the recipe.
How to choose and prepare the main ingredients?
The orange pumpkin fruit for the jam should be ripe. Ripeness can be determined by the seeds. Mature seeds are bulging, not skinny. For jam, you need to choose varieties with a sweet honey taste. Apples and pears to be added must also be ripe.
The fruits intended for cooking are washed with warm water, then they must be dried, cored, and cut into pieces.
Preparation of containers
For jam, you need to prepare glass containers: jars or bottles, containers made of polymer materials can be used. Well-washed containers for packaging jam are sterilized in the oven or over steam. Sterilized and lids.
Advice! If the jam is not prepared for long storage, you can do with scalding the container with boiling water.
How to make pumpkin and apple jam for the winter?
The housewives have a lot of recipes for making pumpkin jam.
A simple recipe
To make pumpkin jam, you need to take sweet, honey-flavored or nutmeg varieties of orange fruit.
- 1 kg pumpkin;
- 500 g sweet apples;
- 700-800 g of sugar.
The insides are removed from the fruit, the peel is peeled with a vegetable cutter, then cut into small cubes. The apples are cut into several pieces, the core is removed. Pieces of vegetable and fruit are passed through a meat grinder.
The mass is laid out in a bowl, sugar is poured into the resulting puree and mixed. Cook over low heat for about half an hour.
While the jam is cooking, you need to cook containers with lids.
To obtain a puree mass, it must be processed using an immersion blender, after which it is still cooked for about 10 minutes.
Ready sweet puree is poured hot into containers and rolled up.
Grind 1 kg of pumpkin and 1 large lemon. To obtain a jam-like mass, the chunks must be small. Before boiling, you need to wait 2-3 hours for the sugar to dissolve and juice out.
Cook the workpiece over low heat, stirring constantly. After half an hour, remove from heat, leave to cool for 8 - 9 hours, then boil again for a quarter of an hour.
The cooling and cooking procedure is repeated three times.
With pears and nuts
Such a delicacy is obtained with an original taste.
You will need:
- 500 g of pumpkin, sweet apples and ripe pears each;
- 1 lemon;
- 2-3 pieces of walnuts;
- 1.2 kg of sugar.
Peeled and chopped fruit pulp is poured with a glass of sugar. The protruding liquid is drained. Prepare a syrup from the remaining sugar. Pieces of pumpkin, apples, pears, walnuts are boiled in boiling syrup in four steps. That is, after boiling for 10-15 minutes, it is removed from the stove and cooled, then boiled again. During the third time, add mashed lemon.
Pumpkin jam with the addition of citrus fruits has an original spicy taste.
For a kilo of pumpkin, you will need one tangerine, lemon, orange.
Peeled and chopped citrus fruits, pumpkin should be mixed, covered with a kilogram of sugar, allowed to infuse to dissolve the sugar.
Cook the mass until the pumpkin softens for about 20-30 minutes.
Important! You can add jellix to the mass, then cook as recommended on the package.
You need to stock up:
- 1 kg pumpkin;
- 1 medium orange;
- 0.5 pcs. lemon;
- a glass of water;
- 600 g of sugar.
Pieces of orange vegetable and orange are passed through a meat grinder. First, a syrup is prepared from 200 g of sugar, juice squeezed from lemon is added, mixed with pumpkin and orange puree.
Brew for 25 minutes.
For this unusual jam, take:
- 500 g pumpkin 500 g sugar;
- 50 g cocoa powder;
- 2 tsp dry peppermint;
- a drop of peppermint oil;
- a pinch of ground red pepper;
- 2 tablespoons of rum or aromatic liqueur.
Alcohol and sugar are added to the peeled pumpkin pieces. The resulting mass is boiled for just one minute. Cool, boil again.
Remove with a slotted spoon, mix with cocoa powder, ground pepper and peppermint, beat with a blender and cook for about 20 minutes.
At the end of cooking, add a drop of pepper oil to obtain a special aroma.
In this recipe, for 1 kg of pumpkin, you will need 1 lemon, 350 g of cane sugar, 150 g of almonds, 2-3 cloves buds, 300 ml of water.
Vegetables cut into small cubes are covered with sugar, added with grated lemon. Leave the ingredients to infuse for 2-3 hours.
Almonds are poured with boiling water, kept for 15 minutes, then added to pumpkin with lemon.
The jam is boiled over medium heat, then covered with a lid and left for 25-30 minutes.
The cooking process is continued until an amber-colored consistency is obtained.
5 minutes before the end of cooking, add a few clove buds. Then the aroma of the spice is revealed.
With carrots and cinnamon
Pumpkin jam with apples with the addition of cinnamon and carrots has an incredibly aromatic taste.
- 1 kg of apples and pumpkin;
- 500 g carrots;
- 1 tsp cinnamon;
- 1 kg of sugar.
Peeled pieces of pumpkin without fibers, seeds, chopped apples and carrots into pieces should be passed through a meat grinder, then add sugar.
Such an unusual jam is cooked for about 30-40 minutes on low heat. Spicy cinnamon powder is added 5 minutes before cooking.
For jam, take 1 kg of pumpkin, 1 lemon, 1 kg of sugar, ginger root 5-7 cm long.
Pumpkin pieces with sugar are left for several hours to separate the liquid, which is then poured. The seedless lemon must be chopped in a blender along with the peel. The ingredients are simmered together with chopped ginger for half an hour.
It is convenient to cook a pumpkin delicacy with an apple and in a slow cooker.
- 800 g of vegetable;
- 1 medium-sized ripe apple;
- 500 g sugar;
- ¾ h. Ginger;
- a pinch of citric acid;
- 1 tbsp. l of water.
The peeled pumpkin and apple are cut into pieces. Pumpkin can be taken instead of fresh, frozen.
All the ingredients are placed in a multicooker strictly according to the recipe. Insist to extract juice under a closed lid for about 1 hour. Then put the "Quenching" mode for 1 hour.
In a bread maker
For a pound of pumpkin, you need to take 200 g of peeled apples of autumn varieties, 100 g of fructose.
Place the sliced apple slices and pumpkin slices in the bread machine, add sugar (fructose can be used), set the "Jam" mode. After an hour and a half, dessert jam is ready.
How and how much can you store?
Pumpkin jam is stored in a cool place in hermetically sealed containers: in bottles, jars.
You can eat such a tasty preparation until the next harvest.