I was in the market this week and what do my eyes land on but sugar pumpkins!!! If you ever see them pick one up they are great for making anything that calls for "canned pumpkin". They are sweeter than your average jack o lantern pumpkins. I only use the sweet sugar pumpkins for cooking. I usually buy a few and steam them and put the puree in bags and freeze them. This way I can have fresh pumpkin pie/cheesecake/muffins really anything that takes pumpkin all year.
So today I thought I would share with you the simple steps of processing the pumpkin to use in any recipe that calls for "canned pumpkin".
So to start all you need is a knife, spoon, steamer (either a plug in one or a steamer pot on the stove works fine) and some time.
Wash off your pumpkins so we don't have any dirt on them.
Mmmm...now the only thing I have to figure out is what am I going to make with the pumpkin first :)
Happy cooking everyone!