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lfunnyfarm
Buford, GA
(Zone 8a)

November 29, 2010
5:41 AM

Post #8235590

I cook my Fall decorative pumpkins when I'm done with them. They are more watery than pie pumpkins but oven roasting evaporates some of the water and gives you a chance to pour off the rest.
I have found pies made from fresh pumpkin to be much lighter in texture, almost like a souffle. Lighter in color too.
As a convenience, I package my cooked, blended pumpkin in 2 cup servings in freezer bags as that is the amount called for in most of my recipes. Pop them in the freezer and use as desired. Yum!
pastapicker
Columbus, OH

December 1, 2010
6:49 AM

Post #8238851

I agree! I have just processed 2 large "field" pumpkins and several "pie" pumpkins, and really found no difference in taste. I have taken advantage of clearance prices on pumpkins to put up several quarts of pumpkin which I use as a vegetable (mashed, just like any winter squash) and to make pumpkin soup as well and breads and pies.

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