Wow, Pumpkin Jam Is So Good

 

This is a Portuguese recipe I found and couldn’t wait to try it. Let me make this clear, I DID NOT CAN THE PUMPKIN. The pumpkin is too dense for us to can the bacteria out to be safe. I made half pints and put them in the freezer. 

 So far I have place some pumpkin jam on toasted bread with goat cheese, topped with roasted pumpkin seeds and a few pomegranate seeds. Very yummy.

The other day I was talking with my sister and she said “ what about ravioli.” My mind was spinning with ideas and ingredients. The next day I was at the store gathering ingredients for my new recipe, Pumpkin Ravioli. 

I used one half pint jar of the pumpkin jam with some ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese , a little nutmeg and an egg. Whipped it together and placed a dollop in a wonton wrapper,( yes, I use wonton wrappers for ravioli), ran water on the outside edge of the wrapper, folded it over and sealed the wrapper. I placed some of the ravioli on a cookie sheet with flour and put them in the freezer and then placed the ravioli in a plastic bag and froze them for later.  

I used a shallow pan to boil the ravioli and keep a close eye on them. They only take a few minutes to cook. 

For the sauce, I made a brown butter sage with some toasted pecans. Out of this world. 

I’m still thinking of ways to use it,  maybe baking with it next.  

I will let you know what I come up with. 

See you in class 

Up Coming Classes

 

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Sorry I’m still having troubles with All In A Jar’s Class calendar.

Here is what’s coming up.

Aug. 27 11:00am at “The Farm” In Ione
This Sage-Peach Jam is wonderful on a scone, toast, in yogurt or on a pork chop. Curried Pineapple Mango Chutney   has fruit and warm  spices, such as black pepper, cardamom, cloves, chilies and cinnamon. We will toast the spices to bring out their flavors, then grind into a ready-to-use seasoning. We will have a sit down lunch and dessert. You will go home with a jar from each recipe.
Sept. 10 11:00am at “The Kitchen” In Alamo
We will be making one of my favorite jars ” Roasted Eggplant Bell Pepper Spread.” You can do many recipes with this jar, you can make into a pasta sauce, stuffed manicotti, grilled cheese sandwich, put it on cheese pizza or make it into an appetizer, place it on some toasted baguette bread with some parmesan cheese topped with fresh basil.
For those that love a great Bloody Mary, we will be making ” Bloody Mary Mix” How nice would it be to have homemade mix on hand?
Roasted Balsamic Tomato and Caramelized Onion. This jar is screaming put me on a steak or toasted baguette bread.

 

Sept. 17 11:00am at “The Farm”  In Ione
” Sparkling Berry Preserve” can be used like a jam, put in on toast, put it in a crepe, or use it as an appetizer with blue cheese on crackers. I like to use mine on brie cheese with toasted nuts and wrap it with puff pastry and bake until golden brown. ” Eggplant Caponata” is like Italian salsa. Place it in a sandwich, on a steak or on top of some eggs.

Oct. 1  11:00am at “The Kitchen” In Alamo
Getting ready for Oktoberfest. We will be making two different kinds of sausage. One will be Bratwurst Sausage and a Potato Sausage. To go with the sausage we will make some Coarse Ground Mustard and some Fennel-Onion Relish.

Oct. 29 11:00am at “The Farm”In Ione
I have been canning Beans and we are loving it. They are good for you and make a quick and easy meal. That is if you remember to soak the beans, which I always forget and that is why I have been canning them. I have to say they taste better than if you had soaked them. I’m not sure why, but they do. Home made Vegetable Broth is so good and you can make a wonderful meal with in minutes. Just open a jar and add some fresh vegetables, add a jar of beans and you are sitting down to some healthy soup. We will be having a sit down lunch. You will go home with a jar from each recipe. And we are going to make a pie for dessert.