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