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Just curious about pumpkin habits

cyndi193cyndi193 Posts: 14
edited September 2018 in The Homestead: DIY
I use  actual pumpkin for cooking.  I normally make pies and pumpkin rolls.  I don't can it but I do freeze it.  I plan to can some if I can fit this in during apple season.


  • JensJens Posts: 577 admin
    edited September 2018
    I buy fresh pumpkin as my growing space is not big enough for pumpkin. Mainly using Them for soup or baked pumpkins. Canned some in the past but did not liked it.
  • WendyWendy Posts: 20
    edited September 2018
    I don't can my pumpkin, or other squash.  We use it as a vegetable as well as a pie filling, so i freeze it.  I usually cube it, peeling off the skin, and then steam or blanch it, bag it in 1 or 2 cup portions and freeze.  I do the same with other squash like zucchini, spaghetti squash, acorn, etc.  Squash in stew or soup in our cold winters sure does come in handy.
  • peppypoblanopeppypoblano Posts: 92
    edited September 2018
    We usually end up storing them whole in the basement.  I tend to bake them a couple at a time then freeze or refrigerate what I don't use for later. We seldom have much left though.  Winter squash is one of my favorite things.
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