Halloween is over, and people are sick of pumpkins. Well, at least they’re tired of seeing them. I don’t know anyone who is tired of pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, or pumpkin pie. Do you know how to cook a pumpkin?
I use quite a bit of pumpkin. And so, when I recently looked at the 3 pumpkins we grew in our garden this summer (yeah, kind of pitiful I know, but it seems the pumpkin-lovin’ squash bugs have been our peskiest pest in recent years), I hated to just throw them into the dumpster. Could they have another life?
Turns out, yes they could.
After a bit of searching, I found instructions for cooking a pumpkin.
I used their second method – basically, I cut the pumpkin into chunks (leaving the skin on) which I put on a cookie sheet. They do say that smaller pumpkins are better for cooking than larger; I think they’re more flavorful.
I used it in pumpkin muffins and even as a substitute for oil in brownies because I had run out. I was a bit leery of that one, but the brownies tasted great and I didn’t detect any pumpkin flavor in them at all.