Butternut Vanilla Jam

Butternut Vanilla Jam is so good! A different use for the squash in your cold storage that will be a hit with the family.

If you don’t have vanilla beans it’s no problem. They are so expensive anymore that an easy replacement is Vanilla Paste. So very very good that you’ll have to use your willpower to keep from eating it out of the jar.

Butternut Vanilla Jam

Leisa Sutton
A delicious jam perfect for the whole family.
4.67 from 3 votes


  • 8 cups diced butternut squash
  • 4 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla paste
  • 1 box pectin
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


  • Combine the squash, sugar, lemon juice, and water in a pot
    Bring to a boil
    Add vanilla paste
    Bring to a boil that you cannot stir down
    Add 1 box or 6 tablespoons of bulk pectin
    Bring back up to a boil for 1 minute
    Turn off heat
    Ladle into jars
    Wipe rims, add lids and rings
    Water bath for 10 minutes
Keyword butternut, butternut jam, jam
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  1. Stella Boatman says:

    You had me at butternut squash! Love that stuff. Beautiful color in jars also.

  2. Karen Winter says:

    I love watching your videos. Fun to watch.

  3. Bradley West says:

    5 stars
    We have liquid vanilla. So how much liquid Vanilla vs. Paste? Can’t wait to try this recipe

    1. I’m not really sure. It would be worth experimenting with.

  4. Cathy Whittemore says:

    4 stars
    Well I revamped the recipe and used frozen butternut squash. Takes 2 bags but you have to check the diced chunks as I noticed some still had the peeling on. Each bag has 4 cups.

  5. Did anyone come up with an amount for liquid vanilla? Would love to try this recipe!

    1. 1 tbsp vanilla paste or extract

  6. I know I’m late to this party, but mmm I want to try this! I love butternut squash and wondering how many 1/2 pints this makes.

  7. 5 stars
    Been following you for a year when I started canning. You are great and I love your sense of humor. I did shred the butternut to make it more spreadable. Wow it’s delicious. As your husband says you can eat it right out of the jar honey

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