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Pumpkin Preserves

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“This is quite an old recipe, but like all older recipes it is quite simple, uncomplicated and delicious.”
24hrs 50mins
4 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Layer pumpkin with sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Cover and let stand overnight, stirring once or twice.
  3. Next day, drain juice off of pumpkin into saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  5. Add pumpkin pieces, grated rind and chopped pulp of the lemon.
  6. Add cloves (tied in a cheesecloth bag).
  7. Cook on a slow boil for 40 minutes, or until pumpkin is clear and the mixture sheets from a spoon.
  8. Remove the cloves and pour into hot sterile jars.
  9. Seal.

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