Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie. Better yet, FRESH, HOMEMADE pumpkin pie. I know I do.
It all started when we went pumpkin picking and took home a 28 pound pumpkin.
We were dreaming of pumpkin soup, pumpkin pie, pumpkin ravioli, you name it. So how do you turn those pumpkins you pick into tasty dishes? Here’s how:
How to Prepare Fresh Pumpkin Pulp
First, get yourself a really sharp knife. Here is Rob, prepared to …ahem…take care of the pumpkin.
Cut around the stem and remove it.
Next, you need to slice the pumpkin in half and clean out the seeds and membrane.
This is a really messy job.
Once all the pulp has been scooped out, place the halves of the pumpkin face down (cut side down) in a baking dish.
Bake the pumpkin in a 325 degree oven for 45 minutes or until the pulp is very soft. Scoop out the pumpkin meat and put it through a food processor or blender.
You can also mash the pulp with a potato masher. It just depends on how smooth you want the pumpkin pulp to be.
Put the pureed or mashed pulp into containers and freeze until you are ready to use it.
We are going to be eating pumpkin for months!
Stay tuned for pumpkin pie recipes.