Sep 19, 2009

How to roast a pumpkin

I have to do something with all these pumpkin I grew this year. I have about 15 in my basement waiting on Halloween!

1. Pick a firm pumpkin that is 3-5 pounds.
2. Wash it in warm water.
3. Cut it in half .

4. Scoop out the seeds and strings using a metal spoon or scoop.

5. Place halves, hollow side down, in a baking dish with 1/4 inch of water in the bottom.

6. Bake uncovered at 375 for about an 30 minutes to 1 hour. It is done when a knife will slide into it like butter.
7. Cool

8 Scape the pumpkin from the shell and discard shell.

It is ready to use in your recipes calling for pumpkin.
Place in freezer bags or containers and freeze for up to 1 year.
When you want to use the pumpkin, defrost it in the fridge for 24 hour before use.
It will keep in the fridge in a zipper bag for up to 5 days.

1 comment:

Lyssa said...

I love fresh pumpkin in my recipes!Why did you cut up the cute one though?