Pumpkin pickle

Pumpkin pickle


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About this recipe: A deliciously fruity pickle flavoured with warm spices. Pumpkin is pickled in vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. It's a great way of using up pumpkin when in-season.

Elin Gottschalk

Serves: 32 

  • 1.8kg peeled pumpkin, diced
  • 1kg caster sugar
  • 1.2 litres distilled malt vinegar
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 15 whole cloves

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hr pickling  ›  Ready in:8hr35min 

  1. Place the pumpkin in a large, deep bowl.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix the sugar, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and cloves. Boil 5 minutes. Pour the hot liquid over the pumpkin in the bowl. Cover and set aside 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Strain the liquid into a large saucepan. Boil 5 minutes. Remove the cinnamon sticks and cloves, leaving a few bits for decoration.
  4. Place the pumpkin back into the liquid and return to boiling. Boil 5 minutes or until pumpkin is transparent but crisp. Allow the mixture to cool. Transfer to sterile jars and refrigerate.

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very helpful thanks - 06 Sep 2014

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