This recipe is for canning. I adore anything to do with pumpkin sweet or savory. Pumpkin soup, puree, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cakes and breads. This is all about New England and what a Maine fall is to me. I prefer the smaller "sugar pumpkins" or the "milk/cheese pumpkin" which has a white-ish peel. I do recommend using the fresh pumpkin. You can do anything with this from spreading on toast to replacing canned pumpkin in sweet recipes. Try on a hot scone,Mmm!