What Are Some Ways to Can Pumpkins?


Quick Answer

To can pumpkins, cut and thoroughly clean the fruit. After slicing and cubing the pumpkin, place the pieces in sterilized jars. Process with a pressure cooker, and store at room temperature.

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Take a single pumpkin, and slice it into equal halves. Remove all of the seeds and pulp so that the inside of the fruit is clean. Cut the pumpkin into 1-inch wide wedges. Peel and then slice into 1-inch cubes. Boil the chopped pumpkin for approximately 2 minutes. Sterilize quart or pint jars. Place the pumpkin cubes into the containers, and allow for 1 inch of head space. Add the water from the pots to the jars, and secure the jars with lids and bands. Use a weighted-gauge pressure cooker to preserve the jarred pumpkin at 90 minutes for quarts or 55 minutes for pints at 10 PSI.

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