I bought some pumpkins at the farmer's market earlier this fall to use in my fall decorating. (Click here & here to read about them.) Since fall is officially over here in Saskatchewan & winter (including snow) has come, my pumpkins were due for a makeover... a cooking makeover that is.
If you have bought pumpkins & have struggled to peel them before cooking them, then this post is for you, my friend! This couldn't be easier!
What you need:
- A pumpkin (this is for a 4 lb. pumpkin. If your pumpkin is bigger, you'll need more water & leave it in the oven longer.)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 roaster pan or 2 smaller baking pans
- An oven :)
1) Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2) Split the pumpkin in half & seed it. Remove the pumpkin guts (stingy fibres) by scraping the insides with a metal spoon.
3) Fill roasting pan with 1 cup water (more if your pumpkin is bigger). Place the two halves cut side down in the pan.
4) Bake the pumpkin until very tender. About 90 minutes. Longer for a larger pumpkin.
|This is what they will look like. All blistered & bubbly.|
5) Flip them over & scoop the flesh out of each pumpkin half.
6) Puree pumpkin flesh in a food processor or blender & use as needed. It also freezes well.
Here's visual run down of the instructions (feel free to "pin it"):
What do you plan to make with your pumpkin? I use mine for yummy muffins & pies.
Enjoy your day!