Here are some Pumpkin Recipe
that we hope you enjoy!
Cooking A Fresh Pumpkin
your pumpkin. Normally a 5 lb. Pie
Pumpkin will make enough for 2 pies. You can use other varieties as well.
sqash make a terrific flavor pie.
all the dirt off of your pumpkin/squash. Being certain to clean good around the
not cut the Pumpkin/Squash.
in aluminum foil All of it. Place on a baking sheet.
at 300 for 4 hrs. or until when pushing on the pumpkin it is soft.
cool for an hour or so. Remove the stem. Be careful it will be hot and it will
be very soft and pliable.
off the water/juice and gently scoop out the seeds and fibers.
regular butter knife will gently peel away the skin.
in the food processor or blender or mixer to smooth. Throw away fibers that are
on your blades. Do not add any liquid.
Pumpkin Filling: ONE PIE
c. pumpkin puree/ squash puree
c. sugar / or substitue 1 c. Splenda
c. brown sugar
tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
all ingredients and pour into deep dish pie shell.
at 325 for approx 45 min. Watch closely to not burn the crust.
knife inserted and removed is clean it is done!
Pumpkin Pie in a Bag - a fun recipe provided by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension
Pumpkin Pie In A Glass
Three fourths c. pumpkin puree
one half c. raw milk (We've used both goat's and cow's milk
or try coconut milk if you are dairy-free.)
2 c. ice cubes
half t. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla extract
1 T. blackstrap molasses
Pinch of stevia or a tablespoon or two of real maple syrup (to taste)
Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until thick and creamy.
Tip: The key to super creamy milkshakes when you don't use ice cream is the blending. Blend it a lot. Blend it until you think it's mixed enough, then blend it some more.
Yield: Approximately 2 servings
Ways to Cook a Pumpkin/Squash
- Wash small pumpkin well,
place in microwave safe dish. Cover and cook at 4-5 minute intervals for approx
30 minutes. Turning/ and checking often. When soft to touch it is done. Let
cool slightly before cutting. Contents will be very hot!
cushaw squash, cut stem off, cut in half lengthwise,
scoop out fibers, place on pan with sides, put 1/2
c. sugar, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spices, 1/4 stick butter
in the cavity. Cover lightly and bake for
approximately 1 1/2 hours at 325 degrees. Depends
on size of squash. Very forgiving dish if
needs to set for awhile. Scopp out carefully
or just eat it out of the shell. You can use
all different kinds of spices, Italian, Cajun, or
just with butter and salt and pepper.
- Wash and slice horizontally
2 inch slices (carefully) cushaw and grill with olive oil and Italian
- Pumpkins are a healthy
choice. 80 cal./cup 1 gm. Fiber and 0 Fat. High in beta carotene and potassium.
out RAW seeds, take out as much fiber as possible.
Spread on cookie sheet. Bake at 300
degrees for 30 minutes. Watch closely. Eat
the husk and all. Sprinkle with choice seasonings.
Very high in protein and low in fat. How
many seeds does the average pumpkin have?
Ideas for Pumpkins
- Prepare your favorite fall
soup/stew use your pumpkin for the bowl. By washing the pumpkin, carving off a lid using the
stem as a holder, scoop out the fibers and heat your pumpkin in the microwave
for about 5 minutes on high. This will keep your soup hot longer. Pour your
soup in replace the lid and off you go or a great display for suppertime.
- Travels well in a small ice chest lined with a
recycled plastic (wal-mart) bag to catch any accidental spills.
- Instead of carving off the top
for a jack o lantern look, carve off the bottom couple of inches. Put your
candle on the bottom and replace the top. Keeps you from burning your fingers
when lighting the candle! Try tea lights instead of big candles.
- Spray your carved pumpkin
with a mixture of Clorox /water or use Clorox cleanup sprayed on the inside
will deter rotting for a little while longer. Paint early and carve later.
Enjoy every day.
- After painting your favorite
design on a pumpkin spray with varnish to keep the design looking fresh. Do NOT
eat this pumpkin later.
- Use glow sticks instead of
candles in your carved pumpkins.
- When using your pumpkins for
decoration attempt to keep them on a dry surface. If it rains on them dump the
water off from the stem. If you have them on cement put a barrier under them to
keep the hot/cold cement from increasing the rotting time of your decoration
like an old rug or some straw. Your display should last all season.
- Pumpkins are a fresh
vegetable and they will ROT! Leaving them in your flowerbed is okay if you want
pumpkins to come up next year!
- When carving always
supervise kids and kids supervise adults!
Pumpkin Carving Ideas!
Enter at your own risk..