Monday, March 9, 2015

Pumpkin Marmalade


Pumpkin Marmalade

Recipe by Mommy's Kitchen
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hr.
Ingredients
  • Pumpkin 3,600 kilos ( 7 pounds and 15 ounces) that's what I used
  • apples 1 kilo ( 2 pounds) 
  • sugar1 kilo ( 2 pounds) I love Domino sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cinnamon sticks
  • 10 cloves
  • 1 cooking thermometer
     Yields: 8 regular jars

Here I am again :)  making my own memories with people I love and cherish. The other day we joined forces with my cousin and cooked in her kitchen and made:  a to die for,Pumpkin maramalade. In this post you will see a step by step ( including sterilization of jars) of how to make a homemade marmalade.   

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First, you open up your pumpkin and you clean it thoroughly. Slice legnth wise and remove the peel.

If you have this type of shredding machine it will make your life a lot  easier. My cousin has all necssary kitchen gadgets. This baby will shread your apples and pumpkin in seconds. If you don't have this then cut the pumpking into small pieces by hand.


This is how your shredded pumpkin should look. Once this is done, peel and shread your apples as well.







Place your shreaded pumpkin and apples in a tall pot. It makes it more convenient and will also keep your walls clean.




Once you have placed your shreaded pumkin and apple in the pot, add your sugar and let it sit for an hour. This helps the pumpkin extract all it's water.  When this is done stir only with wooden spoon.
Add the rest of the ingredients except for the lemon juice. 


Let it boil on low - medium heat. Place all your ingredients in the pot. Add your vanilla if you have the ones  shown in picture add two, if not use 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.


While it's boiling place your cooking theromometer in the pot. When it reaches 100 celcius ( 212 farhenheit)  your sweet is ready. 

When it's almost ready add your lemon juice it helps the sweet to thicken.


A TIP:  Your marmalade is ready when you take a small portion place it on a plate slice it with a knife, if it separates it's ready. ;)




Set your marmalade to the side. Fill a pot with water, when the water is sizzling hot add your jars an let boil for about 10 minutes.


Take out your jars set them upside down so they can drip, place in a fan oven at 120 celcius (284 Farhenheit) for about 15 minutes. Use only air for sterilazation. Sterilizing this way, preserves the marmalade longer.


 

We filled all the jars and the next morning I treated myself to rusks with Tahini  ( very healthy) and
my homemade pumpkin marmalade with a  warm cup of coffee. Great for a winter morning !


Another sweet recipe from my kitchen to yours !! Kale Orexi !!