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.
very helpful thanks - 06 Sep 2014
Just like my German grandmother made! I would add some notes: 1. Do not use carving pumpkin. Use pie or sugar pumpkins - they are smaller and in my area were labeled "pie" pumpkins. Carving pumpkins and pie pumpkins are NOT the same. Right after Thanksgiving, the priced dropped by half. 2. I followed the reciped exactly. You might be tempted to cook longer than five minutes because the pumpkin will not be completely translucent. DON'T do it! 5 minutes at a rolling boil is just right. They will continue to get translucent after removing from heat. This recipe yields a sweet/sour, flavorful, crisp pickle. 3. 5 pie pumpkins = 7+ lbs. of uncooked pumpkin and 8 qts. pickled. - 17 Dec 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Everyone wants this recipe! It tastes great and is something truly different for the Thanksgiving table. - 25 Nov 2000 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)