How To Cook A Pumpkin for Healthier Recipes

Serving wholesome baked items without preservatives is a must these days now that we know more about harmful additives in many of the prepared foods you find at the supermarket.  With pumpkins readily available right now this is a good time to buy and stock your freezer.  

. Making your baked goods from whole foods using organic vegetables and fruits is always a good choice. Prepare your pumpkin for all your great recipes ahead of time.

• First of all preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Wash your pumpkin thoroughly. Next cut in half and remove the fiber and seeds (save your seeds to roast).

• Bake face down on a baking sheet to roast until the flesh is tender. Approximately 45 to 60 minutes.

• Simply scrape the soft flesh into your food processor or blender, and puree. You could also just mash with your hand mixer or a fork. 

Freeze any leftover pureed pumpkin for another pumpkin recipe.  I usually bake more than one pumpkin at a time.  My favorite thing to make with my pumpkin puree is a very simple pumpkin cupcake

You can find my whole foods recipe for Pumpkin Cupcakes  HERE

Isn't this a pretty cupcake?

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Thanks for the link for this recipe. I'm getting ready to do some baking! I love all of the Fall dishes. And maybe it will be cooler later this week! Sweet hugs!
Eilis said…
Looks yummy! I'd love it if you'd link this at my Fall Pinterest Link Up:
Laura said…
What a wonderful recipe. I'll admit I have never cooked real pumpkin much, but now I am inspired.

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Julie Nichols said…
Thanks for the inspiration. Now I know what to do with my small pumpkins.
That cupcake looks yummy!!
JoKnows said…
Thanks for this! I always buy canned pumpkin because I don't know what to do with the real thing. This is great. What a lovely cupcake too. :)

I've never cooked a pumpkin. Thanks so much for sharing the "how to". laurie
Sounds amazing! Thanks for setting us on a healthier path. Looks yummy, too!
Always wondered how the best way to do this was. Thanks for sharing it with us!
mispapelicos said…
We had pumpkin soup today.
I must try the pie.
Lots of Besos
Savannah Granny said…
Wow, those cupcakes look good and the icing tool
I am pinning this post and the recipe for my daughter. We don't eat a lot of pumpkin here, I like it , hubby doesn't! You know how that is.
My daughter's family absolutely loves anything pumpkin!
Thanks for sharing, Ginger

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