Cubes of pickled pumpkin make a tasty addition to any meal, according to Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas. "We like to have this side dish as part of our Thanksgiving feast," she tells. "The recipe's a great way to use up any extra pumpkins you might have on hand," she adds.
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup sugar
- 3-1/2 cups cubed peeled pie pumpkin
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon whole cloves
- In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil; cook and stir for 5 minutes. Add pumpkin, vinegar and cloves. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until pumpkin is tender. Discard cloves. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 56 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 15g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Originally published as Pickled Pumpkin in Country Woman September/October 1999