Once you bake your own pumpkin – you’ll never go back to canned
The secret to cooking anything with pumpkin is the … pumpkin. Canned pumpkin and fresh pumpkin taste like two different things. Once baked, measure out what the recipe calls for and put the excess pumpkin in freezer bags for the next pumpkin pie, soup, bread or side vegetable.
If you want to go one step further, growing pumpkins could not be easier. If you have space in your garden, throw a few seeds in the hills next spring. Harris Seeds has an excellent variety of pumpkin seeds from which to choose.
The great big orange pumpkins used for carving at Halloween can be used, but optimally look for pumpkin varieties with a thick meat such as :
– Small sugar pumpkins
– Cheese pumpkins
– White or Lumina
– Cinderella pumpkins
– “One too many” pumpkins
– Heirloom pumpkins