Friday, October 30, 2009

What I Did With the Rest of My Pumpkin...

                                 Picture of pumpkins ready to be decorated for the upcoming Annual Gaerte Hog Roast~ more on that next week!

I decided to try my hand at making some pumpkin puree....why not I also roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time, so why not give it a shot?

Here is what I did....

I had two small pumpkins, and when I say small I mean they were about 2-4 lb pumpkins. The kids got two from a library program. I cut them both in half. Like I said on Tuesday, we took out the seeds then I scraped all the extra sticky orange stuff...I am sure it has a technical name ,but it's not coming to know what I talking about! I put in the halved pumpkins (skin side up) into a large roasting pan. I then filled the bottom of the pan with water. I put enough water that it covered the bottom of the pan (in order for the water to steam the flesh of the pumpkin. Bake at 375 for 1 hour (that is all mine needed. The instructions I read said 90 check it after an hour). I removed my pumpkins from the oven and put them on a plate to cool for about 5 minutes. Then I scooped out the flesh, only leaving the skin to toss in the trash. I scooped the flesh directly into my food processor. I processed it to the puree of my liking and then put it in a plastic container and put it in the fridge until I can decide what yummy things to make with it. Maybe pumpkin bread, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cookies, I just can't decide!

Do you have any super yummy pumpkin recipes on hand that call for pumpkin puree? If so, please leave me a comment or shoot me an email I would love to try them out!!



Flat Creek Farm said...

Danielle, thanks for this post! I have some various sizes to do something with soon. It had been so long since I baked a punkin, couldn't remember what to do ;-) I like this idea best so I can decide what to do with it later. So many good pumpkin recipes out there (none of which I can remember right now)! -Tammy

Chrissy said...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
3 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin (15 oz can)
1 1/4 cups veg oil
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Mix together and fold in chocolate chips. Spoon into muffin cups. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Warning: You will have a lot of muffins! :-) Makes 2 dozen.
I got this from It is DELICIOUS!!!

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