Pumpkin Pineapple Autumn Glory Compote

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Recipe by dicentra

Yahoo Group Files "Pumpkins are truly a gift of Autumn in Canada. Try them in this delectable compote to savor now and for the rest of the year. The holiday season’s coming soon, so save some for house calling."

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare jars, lids and bands.
  2. Halve pumpkin, seed and remove rind. Alternatively, use a melon baler to cut pumpkin from rind.
  3. Cut pulp into 3/4 inch cubes and measure 5 cups into a large stainless steel saucepan.
  4. Peel, quarter and core pineapple. Cut pulp into 3/4 inch pieces. Measure 5 cups and add to pumpkin.
  5. Tie broken cinnamon stick in a large square of cheesecloth, creating a spice bag; add to mixture.
  6. Finely grate enough lemon zest to measure 1 Tbsp firmly packed and squeeze enough lemon juice to measure 1/2 cup.
  7. Add juice and zest to pumpkin mixture. Stir in prepared apricots, raisins, sugar and water.
  8. Bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, boil gently, uncovered, 2 minutes.
  9. Remove spice bag.
  10. Pack pumpkin mixture into prepared jars leaving a 3/4 inch headspace.
  11. Add hot liquid to cover mixture leaving a 1/2 inch headspace. Using nonmetallic utensil, remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if required, by adding more pumpkin mixture and hot liquid.
  12. Process filled jars for 25 minutes in a boiling water bath. Adjust time
  13. according to your altitude.

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