"Seems simple enough." I thought and you know what?! It is but I was intimidated for years by these cute little suckers. So how do I turn one of these into a pumpkin puree ready to bake with?
Cut your pumpkin in half.
scoop out all the guts (save your seeds to roast). I used a measuring spoon since it has a rougher edge.
look at all those pretty guts :) I've clearly been watching too much Dexter!
Add the pumpkin to a baking sheet fill with about 1/4 inch of water. Heat oven to 350 for 30-45 mins (for a 3-4 lb pumpkin).
Afterwards let it cool and scoop out all the flesh. Either use it right away of store in an airtight container for 2-3 days in refrigerator.
I ended up making some killer Pumpkin and toffee cookies for my husbands command. Lick my spoon has a great pumpkin toffee cookie, yum!
So get to cracking on those pumpkins, Thanksgiving is right around the corner.