"Pickled pumpkin is a holiday tradition waiting to happen! Diced pumpkin is pickled overnight in vinegar with sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Use 1 cup of water along with the vinegar for a milder flavor. The longer the pickled pumpkin is stored before serving, the better it tastes. Rescue all those poor Halloween pumpkins by doubling or tripling the recipe for pickled pumpkin throughout the holidays." — Elin Gottschalk
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peeled and diced pumpkin
distilled white vinegar
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.
Everyone wants this recipe! It tastes great and is something truly different for the Thanksgiving table.
I was thrilled to find this recipe. Now I can carry on a tradition started by my late mother. It is quite simple. The pickled pumpkin is delightfully sweet, sour, and crisp.
I have been searching for this recipe for years! My mother always made it, and I never thought to get the recipe until after she passed away...and then no recipe could be found. Thank you! Thank you! You've made my day! This recipe makes 12 1/2 pts. Great gifts!
Aside from the labor of peeling and cutting the pumpkin, this came out great and my friends at work all asked for the recipe. What a unique addition to the relish tray.
PS a couple years after my original review, this is now an annual event to look forward to and my toddler thinks these pickles are wonderful!
Amazing!!!! I was not sure how the final product would taste - especially serving it to foreigners who only use pumpkin for soup. It was delicious!!! I will probably include jars of this in my christmas food baskets this year!!
This is excellent. Served a portion for a chanukkah party and all guests raved!!! I will be jarring and giving the rest as gifts. Also I added jarred jalepeno juice to 1/2 of the recipe that added an interesting dimension for those that like a little extra zip.
Really good and different. Cutting up the pumpkin was serious work!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Elin's Pickled Pumpkin
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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