Pumpkin Jam Recipe

Pumpkin Jam picture


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage


 Sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Gum arabic powder1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Blanched almonds1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2244 Calories from Fat 341

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g62.6%

Saturated Fat 4.9 g24.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 60.4 mg2.5%

Total Carbohydrates 476 g158.6%

Dietary Fiber 27.6 g110.4%

Sugars 258.2 g

Protein 56 g111.9%

Vitamin A 5908.2% Vitamin C 611.5%

Calcium 100% Iron 192.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Peel and seed the pumpkin, then grate or grind the flesh and measure by cups.
Measure 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water for every cup of pumpkin flesh.
Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and stir over a low heat until dissolved.
Bring to a boil, add lemon juice, turn down the heat to simmer and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the syrup is thick enough to thickly coat the back of the spoon.
Stir in the grated pumpkin flesh and, still stirring, continue to simmer until the mixture becomes soft and transparent.
Add the gum arabic powder and cook for a further 3 minutes.
Remove from the heat and stir in the slivered almonds.
Allow to cool slightly, then pour into jars.
Seal with airtight lids.