Pumpkin Jelly

I’m on a roll! If it could be done with pumpkin, Our Tiny Earth is doing it! Last week I had a ton of pumpkin juice left over from making puree. I knew what I wanted to do with it but didn’t have the time, so I sealed it into a jar, because that’s how I do it, and saved it for a better time. Well, folks, today was the day! Time to make some pumpkin jelly!

4 cups pumpkin juice
4 cups sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 package pectin
1 ceramic plate

Place Plate in freezer.
In a medium size pot, pour in the juice, sugar, cinnamon, and pectin.
Bring to a boil on medium heat stirring continuously.
Once at a full boil for 5 minutes, spoon about a tsp onto plate. If jells within 30 seconds, you’re ready to ladle into jars, seal and process. If not, Boil for another minute.
Process for 10 minutes depending on elevation.

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12 thoughts on “Pumpkin Jelly

    • The simplicity is what’s so great! I try to make my recipes as easy as I can. Not everyone is at the same skill level in the kitchen. It will be a wonderful day when even the most novice cook can prepare a gourmet meal from scratch!

    • Some pumpkins are juicier than others and have to be strained before making the puree. I think this juice that strained off is what she is referring to.

  1. OMG!!! A year ago when I googled this, NOTHING. Wow! Yes, ,I made this last year using ‘simple jelly rules’ after baking our pumpkin (pre-puree), and siphoning off the sweet liquid that ran from the meat. Darn, I thought it was TWO cups though! I only have 3 :( (and I’m making jelly tonight). I also vaguely remember using liquid pectin (same principal as fireweed jelly) and adding lemon juice. Wish me luck!!

  2. I have a pumpkin pie recipe that calls for 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ginger. Wonder how it would taste with those spices instead of all cinnamon? Anyone tried it with different spices?

  3. I always use the pumpkin pie spices as mentioned about and also include about 1/4 tsp allspice and cloves. Lately I add a little cardamon and star anise. All of those spices make it taste that much richer.

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