This year I decided to try my hand at fresh pumpkin for some of my harvest recipes. Lucky me got one in my Farmers Market Baskets this week, so off I go!
First I washed the pumpkin, then cut diagonally, and scooped the guts from inside.
|Save the seeds to roast!|
Next I placed it cut side down in a baking dish with 1/2 inch of water.
Bake in oven @ 450 for 30-45 minutes. You know it's done when you can pierce with a fork and the flesh is tender.
Once the pumpkin has cooled flip back over and peal the skin off. I put the pumpkin in the oven and headed for the shower so it got a little dark on the top, but I just scooped the dark part off.
|This is after I peeled the skin, notice the dark part is still on the flesh.|
Once pealed place in food processor or blender and mix until its well blended.
Here are a few recipes I looking forward to trying this fall. Click on the title below and it will take you to the website with recipe directions.
Pumpkin Bread I
Pumpkin Bread II
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Easy Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds