Pumpkin Pickles

Recipe for Pumpkin Pickles
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Ingredients

4 cups pumpkin, peeled and cut into bite-size cubes
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 sticks cinnamon
10 whole cloves

Instructions

Steam pumpkin until barely tender, about 10 minutes (don’t let the pumpkin touch the boiling water or it will get mushy). Drain thoroughly and set aside.

In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, and cloves and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Add pumpkin, return to a simmer, cover, and cook for 3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat and leave the pumpkin in the syrup; refrigerate for 24 hours.

Heat mixture to simmering and cook 5 minutes. Remove spices and pack pumpkin into sterilized jars. Fill with syrup. Seal and process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

Yield: 

Makes about 3 pints.

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hi! how long after filling

hi! how long after filling the jars and sealing them are the pickles ready to eat? do I have to wait? thanks!

To allow pickles to mellow,

To allow pickles to mellow, wait at least 3 weeks before opening.

What kind of seal is used for

What kind of seal is used for this?

I live at 8500 ft. Would 15

I live at 8500 ft. Would 15 minutes boiling time be enough? Would 20 minutes be safer?

Hello, Karen. At 8500 ft.,

Hello, Karen. At 8500 ft., you need to add 20 minutes to the processing time.

Is the refrigeration step

Is the refrigeration step necessary if I am going to can them? Can they go straight from the simmer to the jars?

Yes, that step is necessary.

Yes, that step is necessary. Enjoy, Jerry!

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