Pumpkin (Blue Hubbard) Jam with Raisins and Vanilla Bean over Multigrain Pancakes with Wild Pecan Nuts


The jam has a beautiful bright yellow colour. You can have it on pancakes, and it's also great spread of a slice of toast, or served as a condiment with some grilled meat.


Blue Hubbard
Described as a "starchy, dry, thick, flaky, floury, melting, nutty and fine-textured winter squash.....with brilliant orange flesh".


This squash was likely used by your great grandmother and is a fall tradition in New England.

  • 5 pounds Blue Hubbard
  • 2 1/2 pounds sugar
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 pound raisins
  • 2 lemons (optional)
  • vanilla bean

Pare squash. Remove seeds and cut pulp into small cubes or shred it.


Add sugar and water. Stir well, and allow to stand overnight.


Two lemons, sliced thinly, may be added. I made with vanilla bean  this time.
Cook slowly, stirring frequently, until the squash is tender and clear.



Dzoli said...
October 11, 2011 at 2:54 AM  

What a wonderful topping.This recepie I am penning down:)Excelent:)

Grubarazzi said...
October 11, 2011 at 12:24 PM  

This looks so good! I can see the lemon working beautifully with the other flavors.

foodie @ tastingpot said...
October 11, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

great pictures... very inspiring for a new photographer like me

S.V. said...
October 12, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

The pictures are fantastic. I have never heard of Blue Hubbard but this jam looks tasty.

Kristin said...
October 12, 2011 at 2:43 PM  

yum! I never heard of pumpkin jam before but I am definitely trying it now!

The Three Little Piglets said...
October 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

This would make such a beautiful gift for the holidays!

Ann said...
October 13, 2011 at 12:50 AM  

That looks delicious - great recipe and (as always) amazing photos!

Peggy said...
October 13, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

I've never seen a Blue Hubbard before, but this jam sounds delicious! And topping these pancakes? Even better =)

Yelena said...
October 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM  

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Laura Jeanne said...
October 23, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

Love your blog and LOVE this post. Looks amazing!
Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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