Freezing pumpkin is a good way to preserve its freshness for your favorite fresh pumpkin pie recipe.
Cooking fresh pumpkin, then mashing and cooling it before storing in suitable containers in the freezer for later use, is well worth the effort.
Pumpkins are so reasonably priced in the fall and thawed frozen pumpkin will taste like freshly cooked, much better than the high priced canned pumpkin.
Use it to bake your favorite pumpkin loaf or cookies or for easy pumpkin pie recipes.
Here is how to cook pumpkin for freezing; to be used in your favorite easy fresh pumpkin recipes for wonderful taste.
- Wash outside of pumpkin well.
- Cut into half or quarters and remove all seeds and membranes with a spoon.
- Cut into 1-2" slices for easier removal of the outer skin.
- Cut skin from all pieces.
- Now cut the smooth flesh into smaller pieces and wash again.
- Cook in covered pot until very tender in a small amount of water.
- Drain water from pot.
- Mash pumpkin or puree in food processor.
- Measure into suitable container.
- Write number of cups per container and date on lid.
- When cool, place covered with lids into freezer.
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