Pickled Pumpkin

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 x 1 litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Amber & Rye: A Baltic food journey

By Zuza Zak

Published 2021

  • About

A popular condiment in both Latvia and Lithuania, as well as parts of Poland, this pickled pumpkin is infused with cloves and allspice for a sweet, aromatic flavour. It makes a distinctive, piquant accompaniment to cheese and cold cuts.


  • 1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) pumpkin (squash), peeled and cut into chunks


First sterilise your jars and lids. Either put them through a hot dishwasher cycle or hand-wash in hot, soapy water. Half-fill the jars with boiling water, put the lids loosely on top and leave for 5 minutes, then pour out the water and allow to air-dry.

Distribute the pumpkin evenly between the jars, then place all the remaining ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to the b