How To Make Squash Jelly
Have you planted a squash in your orchard or garden and now you don't know what to do with it? Apart from turning them into a roast or a purée as well as freezing or drying them, we suggest making squash jelly which is an ideal dessert, breakfast, snack, etc. To start, you need some sugar and flavoring to give a unique flare to the syrup. You can also store it in a glass jar for a long time. If you want to find out the steps on how to make squash jelly, don't miss this OneHowTo article.
- Large pot
The first step in preparing this Squash Jelly is to cut the fruit in half in order to remove the seeds from the inside. The seeds are not meant to be part of the final dish.
If you're dealing with natural squashes that you've grown at home, you can save the seeds to be replanted at another point.
You should also remove the squash's skin. Make sure that the fruit's flesh is not left attached to the hard skin. Next, chop the pulp up into small pieces to make it easier to cook.
Weigh the pumpkin flesh to know how much sugar you are going to need to prepare. Put it in a large pot with about 750 grams (26.4 oz) of sugar per kilo of pumpkin flesh. You can also add orange peel and vanilla flavoring if you wish. Now turn on the oven and keep it at around half power.
Note that some people like to cover the squash with water. Others prefer not to add any water. You can opt for whichever suits you best. With regards to cooking time, the dish needs to be left to cook for at least two hours. During this time, you should keep an eye on the texture and hardness of the dish. You can check by using a knife. Pick a piece of squash and prick it to check its texture.
Also, you can choose between putting the squash into the blender to achieve a textured purée or leaving the larger pieces intact. It just depends on how you like it.
Once the dish is cold, you can put it in cans or glass jars that are clean. Seal the squash jelly in a glass jar and it will keep for much longer.
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