2 medium sized oranges, rinsed
1/4 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2 cups sugar
4 cups freshly cooked pumpkin
5 half pint glass jars
~ Grate the outer layer of orange peels and set them aside. Remove and throw away the inner white membrane of the oranges.
~ Blend orange pulp until smooth-ish
~ Place the grated orange peel and pulp, along with any juice in a pan
~ Stir in the sugar and pumpkin
~ Blend together
~ Bring the mixture to a full boil~ Reduce your heat and simmer for about 30 minutes. Stirring the mixture occasionally, replacing the lid between each stir.
~ Meanwhile, prepare 5 half-pint canning jars and lids.
~ Fill jars, leaving 1/8 inch headspace.
~ Wipe the rims of jars clean with a damp cloth and place lids on jars.
~ Add and tighten rings~ fingertip tight
~ Water bath for about 12 minutes~ Remember after those 12 minutes to turn off heat, uncover and let sit for 5 minutes~ Then Remove and set on a towel on the counter!!
~ Let cool
~ Listen for tell tale pop that signals its closed
~ Rest overnight.. Then pop yourself open one and stick the rest in the pantry or give as gifts!
Being very nervous never having tasted anything like what I was making I was VERY nervous to try it..
Im very excited that my first canning experience resulted in a wonderful unique