1 five-pound pumpkin

5 c sugar

1 tb baking soda



Peel and seed pumpkin. Cut pumpkin into 2″ x 4″ strips. Stir baking soda into enough water to cover strips and let stand 12 hours, then drain and wash strips in running water. Drop pumpkin into pot of boiling water, and cook until tender but not soft. Remove and crisp in ice water; drain. Mix sugar with one cup water and boil 10 minutes. Add pumpkin and simmer in covered pot until syrup is thick and strips are brittle. Spread strips to dry. May be stored when cold.