It turns out that you can pickle just about anything – including pumpkin! Thanks to Mary Jane’s Cooking School for this recipe.

Just imagine how many jars of pickles you could make with all those pumpkins!

Pumpkin Pickles

2 cups vinegar

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 tablespoon pickling spice*

Pumpkin peeled and cut into cubes, about 6 to 8 cups.

Cook syrup for 15 minutes with pickling spice tied in cheese cloth.  Add enough pumpkin for syrup to cover.  Cook until pumpkin is glazed.  Fill in hot sterilized jars with pumpkin and pour boiling syrup over pickles and seal.  Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

*can use your favorite spices, such as cinnamon, cloves and whole allspice

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