Sunday, October 3, 2010

How to 'make pumpkin' for pie

Okay, here's what we did:

1) Went to get pumpkins~both for pie and for carving, after all, Halloween is coming very soon!

Then we took them home, washed the pie pumpkins, cut them in half and seeded them.

We then baked them at 350 for between 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on the size. We could tell when they were done whn a knife poked in them went in easily. We then let them cool, and with spoons, scooped out the guts and put them in a bowl. Then we mashed them with the hand mixer till they were smooth.

The last step was to put them through a sieve or in our case this strainer to drain the excess moisture out.

As most recipes call for 2 cup measures of pumpkin, we put them, in 2 cup increments, in freezer bags and froze. Haven't had time to actually make a pie but we'll add it to the comments when we do and let you know how it worked out!


  1. okay, I still need a lot of work on the 'getting the pictures in order thing... I tried!

  2. I posted this once before, but evidently it's lost out there somewhere in cyberland.

    We like to make pumpkin muffins. I take a basic muffin recipe, and instead of adding blueberries, etc., I add about 1 cup of prepared pumpkin and 1 to 2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice. YUM!

  3. Is that the basic recipe that makes 3,000 muffins that I have?