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Pickled Pumpkin



  • 2 pounds (1 kg) pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) water (about)


  • 1 cup (250 ml) water
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) vinegar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1/4 stick cinnamon
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Wash pumpkin and cut in half. Remove seeds, veins and peel. Cut 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes.
  2. Combine water, salt and sugar. Bring to boil. Add pumpkin cubes, cover pot, bring to boil, turn off the heat and let stand covered until warm. Drain and place in clean jar.
  3. In saucepan combine water, vinegar and spices. Bring to boil over low heat. Pour warm marinade over the pumpkin cubes. Cover and cool.
  4. Pumpkin cubes are ready to serve the next day.

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