|Fresh Pumpkin is Best, amazing difference in taste!|
|You won't believe how easy this is!|
You will need about a 4 lb fresh sugar pie pumpkin to make 1 1/2 cups of pureed pumpkin, its so easy. Buy the pumpkin put them in the oven and bake them as followed on the directions, there is always a label to tell you how to cook them, normally, sliced in half, scoop out seeds (set seeds them aside on another cookie sheet), pulp side down on a greased cookie sheet. Place in the oven on 375degrees, for about an hour and a half. When cool, take a spoon and the insides of the pumpkins will scoop easily. Mash by hand or for smooth puree put in a food processor just a few seconds. It won't take long at all and what a difference in taste, fresh is the best. Of course you can used canned in a hurry. The 15 oz size will do. That's it your ready to make all the wonderful other recipes online or on my site with it now!
Fresh Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins or Loaf
Pumpkin Chip Spice Cake
Pumpkin Latte in a Crockpot
Mini Fresh Pumpkin Turnovers
Best Ever Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
A Very Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Don't Throw away your pumpkin seeds! Here's the rest of your fresh pumpkin and the wonderful seeds await yet another treat! So here's the trick!
1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons melted butter (olive oil or vegetable oil can be used as well) seasalt
I like to rinse the seeds loosening the strings of pulp to fall off as much as possible. Then I leave them on an oil sprayed parchment paper covered cookie sheet to overnight. This will allow you to pick through the pumpkin seeds easily and have no pulp left on them.
Mix with melted butter in a bowl. Spread out on parchment paper and bake on 300 low oven, till golden brown. Sprinkle with salt. Optional flavors : you can add garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, or even chili powder to these for a variety of flavors...