I grew green striped cushaws in my garden this year (a long-necked
pumpkin) and instead of getting a bunch of small pumpkins like I
planned, I got 2 or 3 small ones and two big ones. I just baked the
smaller of the big ones, then ran the cooked flesh thru a food mill. I
ended up with 8 cups of puree. It's yellow rather than orange, and my
dog says it tastes delicious (I gave him a piece of the cooked skin, and
let him lick the roaster.)
Now what? Do I need to put it in a cheesecloth bag and let it drip?
There's enough here for 4 pies, and the other big pumpkin weighs about
25 pounds (probably twice as big as this one.) What else do you do with
pumpkin besides make pies?
I know it freezes really well, so I plan on freezing it in 2-cup containers.
- posted 11 years ago