Thursday, October 09, 2008

RECIPE ~ Pumpkin Jam


Have the treat of pumpkin pie anytime with this easy-to-make spread! Pictured here on kamut toast with a layer of walnut butter.

1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree*
3/4 cup apple juice, apple cider or orange juice
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
sweetener to taste*
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg


Combine pumpkin, juice and spices in a large saucepan; stir well. Give it a taste and sweeten as needed.* Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until thickened. Stir frequently. Makes lots! Great on toast, biscuits, pancakes, etc. Can for yourself or pour into small decorative jars to give as seasonal hostess gifts.

*Or use 1 1/2-2 cups of your own cooked/baked/steamed pumpkin, pureed.
*Choose natural sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, brown rice syrup or agave syrup. If using honey, choose unpasteurized and stir in after jam is cooked and cooled down slightly.


FOR CANNING: Spoon hot pumpkin mixture into hot, boiled jars, filling to within 1/4 inch from top. Remove air bubbles by firmly tapping jar on the counter. Wipe jar rims and cover tightly. Finish off by processing in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. Or, simply spoon into an air-tight jar or container and store refrigerated for up to a month.

FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
VATAS a great Vata treat
PITTAS omit or reduce dried ginger to 1/4 tsp
KAPHAS winter squashes like pumpkin are not recommended for Kaphas

10 comments:

anudivya said...

First time here, lot of interesting recipes. I particularly like the pumpkin jam... :)

Mansi said...

that sounds quite fulfilling!:)

Ricki said...

Claudia, this sounds utterly amazing! And what a great way to use the pumpkin of the season :)

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Thanks everyone, hope you all try it! :-)

Lavi said...

Jam looks so beautifull..How is your baby? take care of you.

Bhawana said...

wow.. I can never think of this.. pumpkin jam. looking yummmmy

Anann said...

I am so glad that I found this blog! I am a Holistic Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist...I will recommend this site to clients. Thanks so much for seeing the body as a whole unit, which, if balanced, remains healthy. I also take issue with "weight loss diets" and "cardio yoga for fitness". We whitewash the meaning out of so much of what we do. Thanks again, I'm very impressed. P.S., I'm also a Vata who struggles with a few extra pounds now and then. I have an endocrine issue that has resulted in a thyroid issue, and have found that endocrine issues can often be attributed to too much Vata. Ayurveda, among a few other things have helped me to maintain a healthy weight with a balanced system. In fact, I find that with endocrine issues, Ayurveda really shines. Do you mind if I link your blog to my blog?

Saurabh Shastri said...

wow!!! great recipes alongwith ayurveda...
thanks a ton...
i m gonna try it today itself...

Claudia Davila (Fran) said...

Bhawana and Lavi, thanks! And our little girl is doing great :-)

Ananna, I'm so pleased you're enjoying my blog -- I'm happy to share, and do feel free to link to your blog. Hope this path helps you with your Vata/endocrine issues!

Michele Yamazaki said...

This was fantastic. Thanks for the recipe!