Pumpkin preserve

41_31_10_2012_2412Pumpkin is an immensely valuable product which doesn’t contain many calories but has a lot of vitamins and nutritional chemicals. That’s why pumpkin is good for a healthy diet. It contains carotin, pectins, minerals and rare vitamins K and T. This pumpkin jam with lemon flavor is the perfect recipe for winter.


  • 1 kg (2,2 lb) pumpkin slices
  • 1,2 kg (2,65 lb) granulated sugar
  • lemon peel – to taste


Peel pumpkin and remove the seeds. Add half of sugar and mix the ingredients. Leave the pumpkin for 10-12 hours. Pour the emerged juice in a bowl and add the sugar which we have left. You can add water if the juice is not enough. Bring the mixture to boil and add the chopped pumpkin. Boil the mass over medium heat for 5 minutes. Then turn off the fire and leave the jam for 4-6 hours. Later add shredded lemon peel to the preserve. Bring the mass to boil and cook it over medium heat until done (the consistency of the preserve should be thick). Leave the jam for 10-12 hours.

Then pour it in sterilized jars. Cork up the jars hermetically and cool them.

Enjoy your meal!

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