How to Bake a Pumpkin For Pie And More

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Bake Pie Pumpkins

I love pumpkin everything. We bake pie pumpkins to can and make some of the most delicious pie recipes with it. Baking pumpkin adds another level of sweetness to the pumpkin, you have to do this.

You can can pumpkin after baking as well.

cutting pumpkin in half

Why Bake A Pie Pumpkin?

Baking the pumpkin adds flavor because the sugars in the pumpkin are enhanced. It does give another delicious flavor level. I have microwaved them as well, but prefer to bake them (microwaving mass quantities of pies killed my microwave)

removing seeds from core

What Can I Use Cooked Pumpkin For?

Use it to make pumpkin pie, muffins, bread, cheese cake, scones, you name it.  Easily make your own pumpkin everything inexpensively by baking your own pumpkin with these instructions.

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What Kind of Pumpkin is Used for Baking?

You will want to buy what is sometimes called a sugar pumpkin.   Sometimes called a pie or sweet pumpkin as well.  They are smaller than the pumpkins you use for carving and usually can make 1 or 2 pies.

baked pumpkin on baking sheet

How Big Do Pie Pumpkins Get?

Pie Pumpkins can weigh anywhere from 2-4 pounds.  The carving pumpkins can grow to 10 pounds or more.

Do You Need To Remove The Seeds Before Baking?

Yes, you will want to remove the seeds and string before baking your pumpkin. We found that an ice cream scoop works the best to have enough force to do this with little effort.

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Baking Pie Pumpkin

When you bake pie pumpkins, it adds a nice flavor to the pumpkin. Did you know ithat it is pretty simple and easy to do? Check out how!
Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 pies
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • pie pumpkins (washed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven 400F
  • Make sure to wash the pumpkin before starting. You do not want to have or get dirt inside the part you are going to eat.
  • Pat the pumpkin dry so you can easy gripe it while cutting.
  • Remove the stem off the pumpkin if it's still on the pumpkin.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half, from top to bottom in half.
  • Use the ice cream scoop and scoop out the seeds and strings from inside the pumpkin.
  • You can save the seeds for roasting or wash and save and plant next year.
  • Place the pumpkin cut side down and cook for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the pumpkin is tender and the outside is a nice dark color.
  • Allow the pumpkin to cool and use the ice cream scoop to remove the pumpkin from the skin of the pumpkin.
  • You can then puree the pumpkin for a smoother consistency for your baking.

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When you bake pie pumpkins, it adds a nice flavor to the pumpkin. Did you know ithat it is pretty simple and easy to do? Check out how!

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