Spaghetti Squash Jam

Bake

Bake a whole Spaghetti Squash (having pierced it in three places) at 400 degrees F for 45 minutes and let it cool.

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Cut

Cut it in half…(Gracia is very handy with sharp knives).

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Seeds

Remove the seeds…

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Pulp

…scoop out the pulp…

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Chop

…chop up the pulp.

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Weigh

Weigh the total amount of pulp…

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Half as much Sugar

Then add the pulp to a cooking pot and add half the weight of sugar…cook over medium heat…

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zest

Grate the zest of one orange…

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cloves

and count three whole cloves – when the foam has boiled off the spaghetti squash add the zest and the cloves.

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Nuts

Toast half a cup of walnuts and add them when the jam has jammed (use your usual method of determining this).

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Jam!

Bottle! Eat with scones, or toast, or cheese, or as a condiment with meat – an Argentine favourite!

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8 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Jam

  1. My! That looks quite easy, productive and sweet quenching. Thank you for a south of the border specialty. Yes, Gracia does look very handy with that knife. Her wooden muscles amaze me.

    • I like this jam, especially on a cracker with cheese on top it makes a tasty dessert! Gracia honed her muscles working in her carnicería, she is not afraid of giant cleavers…cooking the squash before trying to cut it is a very good idea!

  2. At first I thought ,” I don’t know about this”, but as I watched the ingredients you added, it started to sound really good. I have had that happen a lot in my life when I try new foods…often I end up not being able to do without them.

    • Not everyone likes the combination…but then pumpkin is a kind of squash, and most North Americans eat it in a sweet form as pie. Argentinians like savoury pumpkin soup, however! We are quite fond of the sweet and salty combination of this jam plus cheese on a cracker, as I mentioned to Becky.

  3. oh my, I have often fixed this squash as a savory side, never imagined adding sugar and making jam!! How very clever. I have two sitting on the counter now…might have to try this.

    • I like clear instructions too! Gracia’s apron was made out of a yoyo quilt circle, so the fabric dates from the 1930’s, or possibly earlier. Gracia’s sister Cordelia has a pinafore made with another circle of the same yellow gingham, but using a different design of apron.

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