Monday, November 12, 2012

Pumpkin Cooking

Our neighbors gave us 2 big pumpkins a few weeks ago. I used them as outdoor decor for a while and then brought them in to cook before they started to rot.

Pumpkins can be hard to cut when raw, so I followed these instructions on how to cook whole pumpkins in the oven.

Super easy!

I got 12 cups pumpkin puree from the 2 pumpkins. I froze some in 2 cup portions(equivalent to a can of pumpkin) for many baking recipes and some in 3 cup portions which is perfect for pumpkin soup.

Some yummy pumpkin recipes we like:

Pumpkin bread
Pumpkin spice oatmeal (although since going mostly grain-free, I gag at the thought of eating a bowl of oatmeal!)
Pumpkin soup (I add chicken)
Roasted pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin pancakes
Cooked pumpkin with butter and salt & pepper

I'd also like to try this crustless pumpkin pie, although making a regular pumpkin pie recipe without the crust works just fine too!

What's your favorite pumpkin recipe?


Laura said...

Dear Mary Ann,

Thanks so much for sharing the directions to cooking pumpkins whole! I've never thought of doing that...and I've also almost lost a few fingers as well! I am definitely going to try this much easier!

Sweet blessings,

Rhonda said...

baking a whole pumpkin is news to me! thanks for the tip.
canned pumpkin is so expensive anymore. Good for you being so thrifty

I've heard that crustless pumpkin pie is delicious.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Baking a whole one is new to me. I've also seen where you can cook them in the crock pot. Homemade is so much better tasting than the canned!