How to Cook a Pumpkin or Squash

Recipe by Debber
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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 pumpkin
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • THE EASY WAY: Wash outside of fruit, cut in half, scrape out seeds (save for roasting into snacks) and that stringy stuff, place halves face down on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 300 (or so) until "meat" is tender; discard shells/skin.
  • Use meat as called for in pie or cake recipe.
  • OR mash or blend meat until very smooth (add a bit of water), heat in a soup pot, and then ladle into clean HOT jars, seal with canning lids, and process in hot water bath or pressure cooker. Label & use for pie filling or cake recipes.
  • THE HARD WAY: Cut fruit into spears, remove seeds & stringy fibers, then using a paring knife or peeler, remove skins. Cut into large chunks and cook down in a soup pot to make pie filling or roast with other autumn vegetables (balsamic vinegar & sea salt make a nice marinade!).
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