Pumpkin Salad Surprise
|Diced pumpkin||8 Cup (128 tbs), peeled|
|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Canned diced pineapple||19 Ounce (1 Can)|
|Maraschino cherries||6 Ounce (1 Jar)|
|Rum||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Spread pumpkin cubes on a rack or wire netting; let dry in a good circulation of air for 24 hours.
Stir sugar and water together in a large saucepan over low heat, and when sugar is completely dissolved bring to a quick boil.
Add pumpkin and simmer gently until transparent.
Remove from heat; add juice and grated rind of lemon, diced pineapple with its juice, cherries halved, with some of their syrup if desired and rum.