Norfolk County Ontario’s Garden
Norfolk County Tourism

Recipe by: Erie Beach Hotel, Port Dover

Erie Beach Hotel Pickled Pumpkin Recipe - Norfolk County Tourism5 to 6 pounds pumpkin, pared
2 cups vinegar
3 lbs granulated sugar
1 tsp whole cloves
1 Tbsp cinnamon stick, broken
2 pieces crystallized ginger

Cut pumpkin into one-inch cubes. Bring vinegar and sugar to a boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Place cloves, cinnamon and ginger in a bag. Add to syrup and boil 5 minutes. Add pumpkin and bring mixture back to a fast rolling boil. Boil over low heat exactly 25 minutes, stirring often. Remove spice bag. Place pumpkin in sterilized jars, pour vinegar syrup on top to completely cover and seal.

Serve with Lake Erie perch or pickerel. Erie Beach Pickled Pumpkin is a signature dish in Norfolk County.