Pumpkin Yakult Jam 南瓜养乐多果酱
Have you ever thought that pumpkin goes well with yakult drink? Neither do I. But after an experiment with this special jam, I’ve to admit it was perfect . The sweetness came from the pumpkin and yakult as I only added 2 tbsp of sugar in the mixture. This is definitely healthier than making kaya (jam made of egg yolks, coconut milk and sugar) and the cooking time only takes about 20-25 minutes. I love the end result, a little citrusy and fragrant. Great to spread on bread for morning breakfast.
Pumpkin Yakult Jam 南瓜养乐多果酱
Author: Ann Low
Serves: 3 bottles
- 350g Pumpkin
- 2 bottles (200ml) Yakult (orange flavour)
- ½ tbsp Lemon juice or to taste
- 2 tbsp Sugar or to taste
- Clean pumpkin and deseed. Cut to wedges and steam pumpkin with skin on for about 15 minutes or till pumpkin becomes soft.
- Remove pumpkin flesh from skin with a spoon. Blend pumpkin (net weight about 250g) to smooth.
- Combine blended pumpkin, yakult, lemon juice and sugar together in a pot. Stir well and bring to boil. Lower heat and keep stirring the pumpkin mixture for about 20-25 minutes until thickened.
- Pour jam into clean jar and allow to cool completely before putting it in the fridge.
Author: Ann Low
Serves: 3 小罐
- 350克 南瓜
- 2瓶 (200毫升） 养了多 （橙味）
- ½汤匙 柠檬汁 或适量
- 2汤匙 细糖 或适量
This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (Oct 2014 Event: PUMPKIN) organised by
and hosted by Eileen (Eileen’s Diary)
& co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.
Dear Ann, What is Yakult? Is it a kind of Yoghurt? I go to Asian Supermarkets rather a lot but have never seen anything like it before.
Hi Roy, Yakult is a brand of yoghurt drink in Singapore and Malaysia. You can buy yoghurt drink from the supermarket.
Wow very nice and healthy jam. I love it Thanks .
Hi Ann, I am wondering if I can use sweet potatoes to make this jam instead. Regards…Adeline
Hi Adeline, Pumpkin has high water content while sweet potato is dry type but can always try and see how is the result.
Hi Ann, this jam look very delicious! May I know how long can the jam store inside the fridge?
Hi Evangeline, Thank you. This jam can be kept for about a week in the fridge.
You are brilliant.
Yakult + pumpkin = yummy Jam!
Love the natural sweetness from the pumpkin and yakult.
What a healthy and special way to use yakult and pumpkin to make jam! Thanks for sharing!
Great idea, Ann…I can definitely see this working and yes, oh so much healthier too. I actually made yogurt yesterday. Today I mixed it with a little leftover pumpkin just to see how it would taste. Worked like a charm:) Next time I'll add a hint of citrus.
Thanks so much for sharing, Ann…
Ann, I love this creation of yours, it's definitely healthier and I am sure gonna try it one day, bookmarked. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for not visiting for quite some time as have been very busy and sleep deprived.
Love the super smooth consistency of your pumpkin YAKULT kaya…its a good cheat for my kids..but very doubtful they will touch it…
Hi Ann, not only creative is very healthy too….. I like it…..
After seeing your Yakult post, I reckon that we should organise a Yakult LTU!!! :p
You are so clever creating this!
Hi Zoe, hahaa… sounds challenging. I've never used yakult in my bakes before….
You are so innovative, always coming up with new dishes to surprise us. Never thought Yakult could be used to make this jam, and I agree this is healthier than pumpkin kaya, unfortunately I am not sure I can get yakult here, never seen it in supermarts.. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with MTR #3 – Taste of Autumn!
Thank you Miss B for your compliment 🙂
Ann, this pumpkin jam has really surprised me(of course in a good way) because I never thought that jam can be prepared in this simple way! And they look really smooth! I can imagine how good it will taste on a piece of toast!
Hi Jessie, So happy to hear from you again :)) Just saw your pumpkin chiffon cake. The cake look so and the pics are beautiful as always.
Ann, this is a really creamy and healthy jam!
The color is really fantastic!
Hi Ann, thanks for sharing this healthy homemade pumpkin jam, no preservatives. Great for breakfast !
Ann， 我最怕煮kaya了， 小时候看着妈妈煮还要搅拌到半条人命， 哈哈哈!
I will eat the whole bottle, Ann. Totally love the idea of using yakult in this pumpkin jam.
yesterday just mention with my girl , i want to make pumpkin kaya. then today saw your recipe . good idea pumpkin with yakult, I am going to try it soon. thanks for sharing
Thanks Chong Lyn. Hope you and your son like this pumpkin jam.
Ann, thanks for sharing this. This is a healthy recipe. Definitely will give it a try soon.
Wow! This looks interesting! I am going to try it too as I too rich to be eaten regularly…a great substitute indeed!
Ann, this look so delicious! love is creamy texture!
Looks really good!
当然可以！ 我最喜欢吃面线 😀
can use other flavour or plain ones instead of orange flavour yakult ?
Thanks for sharing.
Hi Ade, I'm not sure with other flavours. Can have a try.
Ann, this is so special to use yakult to make a jam, sound much healthier too!
A delicious treat to serve for the holiday table. ~ Catherine