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

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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.

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

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This squash was likely used by your great grandmother and is a fall tradition in New England.
 
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Ingredients:
  • 5 pounds Blue Hubbard
  • 2 1/2 pounds sugar
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 pound raisins
  • 2 lemons (optional)
  • vanilla bean
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Directions:
Pare squash. Remove seeds and cut pulp into small cubes or shred it.

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

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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.

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10 comments:

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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