Pumpkin Jam Recipe: Delicious Ideas for Enjoying This Fall Fruit in a Different Way!

by Kremy

For us personally, fall is always pumpkin time and we look forward to the many dishes made with the delicious fruits. And a pumpkin jam recipe always turns breakfast into something very special. Whether it’s an apple-pumpkin jam from the Thermomix or pumpkin jam with orange juice – you’ll love this autumnal spread!

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It’s already mid-September and pumpkin season is in full swing. Whether it’s a creamy pumpkin soup, in a salad or pumpkin pasta – pumpkin recipes are a must in fall and the healthy fruits have become an integral part of our menu. Pumpkin doesn’t just taste very good when it’s savory – it can also be used to prepare a wide variety of sweet dishes. Put it on bread or even as a filling for pastries – our pumpkin jam recipe is definitely addictive.

Which Variety Is Suitable for Pumpkin Jam?

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Before you try our pumpkin jam recipe, you may be wondering which variety of pumpkin is best for it? As a rule, you can use any variety that is edible, depending on your taste. However, our favorite are Hokkaido or butternut squash, as they have a non-fibrous and very compact flesh and are much easier to process. Stored in a cool, dark place, pumpkin jam will last for around 3-4 months. However, it is very important that the jars are clean and properly sterilized.

Also read: How to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte At Home?

Pumpkin Jam Recipe

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Full of aromas and flavor and irresistibly delicious, our pumpkin jam recipe is definitely one of the best fall jams we’ve ever tried. So if you want to enjoy pumpkin in a different way, then this is the perfect recipe for you!


  • 2lb/1kg pumpkin
  • 1 lb/500 grams of preserving sugar 2:1
  • 3,5oz/100 ml apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cloves
  • Some fresh ginger (optional, but recommended)
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt


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  • Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut the flesh into large chunks.
  • Place pumpkin in a large pot and pour lemon and apple juice over them. Alternatively, you can prepare the pumpkin jam with orange juice.
  • Add the cloves, cinnamon stick and ginger to the pot and bring everything to a boil over medium heat.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10-15 minutes until the pumpkin becomes soft. The cooking time may vary slightly depending on the variety.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and remove the cloves, cinnamon stick and ginger.
  • Puree the pumpkin with an immersion blender or in a food processor and return to the pot.
  • Place the pot back on the stove and add the gelling sugar, nutmeg and salt.
  • Let the mixture boil for about 3-4 minutes until everything gels well.
  • Finally, pour the hot pumpkin jam into sterilized jars and close tightly.
  • Let it cool completely upside down and voilà – our pumpkin jam recipe is so easy!

Pumpkin Jam in the Thermomix

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Pumpkin jam can be prepared even easier and faster in the Thermomix. And here is the recipe.


  • 1,5 lb/700 grams of pumpkin
  • 7 oz/250 ml apple or orange juice
  • 2 apples
  • 1 lb/500 grams of preserving sugar 2:1
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • A pinch of cloves


  • Peel the pumpkin and cut it into small pieces.
  • Place the pumpkin in the mixing bowl and steam for 12 minutes/speed setting 1.
  • Peel the apples, core them, cut them into pieces and put them in the mixing bowl.
  • Add the juice and spices to the mixing bowl and cook for 12 minutes at 210F/100C degrees/level 1.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for 2-3 minutes and then puree finely for 30 seconds/speed setting 6.
  • Add the preserving sugar through the opening in the lid and mix well on level 3.
  • Let everything cook for 5 minutes/210F/100C degrees/speed 1 and do a small gelling test.
  • Pour the hot pumpkin jam into clean jars, close immediately and turn upside down for 15 minutes.
  • To make the pumpkin jam Christmassy, you can use a little more cinnamon and cloves.
  • And your pumpkin jam from the Thermomix is ready!

Also read: Taste the Fall with Delicious Savory and Sweet Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Apple and Pumpkin Jam Recipe

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And here comes the ultimate fall jam that you are guaranteed to love! Our pumpkin jam with apple is even more delicious and aromatic and it is super easy to prepare.


  • 1,9 lb/900 grams of pumpkin
  • 3 apples
  • 5 oz/150 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lb/500 grams of preserving sugar 2:1
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • A pinch of ground ginger


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  • First peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and fibers and cut into small pieces.
  • Wash apples, core them and cut them into small pieces.
  • Place pumpkin and apple pieces in a large pot with orange and lemon juice and spices.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat and cook for 18-20 minutes, until the squash and apples are soft.
  • Then puree everything finely and return to the pot.
  • Add preserving sugar and let everything simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Pour the hot jam into clean jars, close tightly and turn upside down for about 15 minutes.
  • And your pumpkin jam with apples is ready to enjoy!

Also read: How to Open a Pomegranate and Remove Its Seeds Easily?


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