pumpkin preserves

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By Beverley Williams
from San Antonio, TX

I got this recipe from a dear friend. I love these preserves. Posted this for Laura Darragh.

serves 4 pints
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pumpkin preserves

  • 8 c
    pumpkin, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 c
    sugar
  • 1 md
    lemon
  • 5
    whole cloves

How To Make pumpkin preserves

  • 1
    Layer pumpkin with sugar in a large bowl. Cover and let stand overnight, stirring once or twice.
  • 2
    Drain the juice off the pumpkin into a large pot. Bring to a boil and boil 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Grate the lemon rind.
  • 4
    Add the pumpkin pieces, grated rind and pulp from the lemon to the boiling juice.
  • 5
    Tie cloves in a cheesecloth bag. Add to pot.
  • 6
    Cook at a low boil for 40 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove cloves and pour into hot, sterile jars. Seal. Makes 4 pints.

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