What has become of the pumpkins sitting on the lawn?

Ever notice the pumpkins that become jack-o-lanterns – they get all saggy faced and shrivel up after they have been gleaming for a few days. And then what becomes of them? Just piles of rubbish? No…for years I have been putting these plump orange squash to good use. Large or small….you can carve them up something like this….

This ordinary field pumpkin can become a tasty dessert!

 Just an ordinary field pumpkin…can become a tasty dessert!Yes this year that leftover field pumpkin gave quite a bit of puree’ to turn into a tasty pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake and much much more!  Just as easy as carving a pumpkin just slice it up and cut off the orange rind/skin. It looks like chunks of cantaloupe, but you bake in a dish until tender and puree’. This medium sized pumpkin yielded about 12 cups of puree’ and then some…We’ll be able to make so much more than cake and pie. You may even be able to make soups, dinner side dishes and cookies out of these pumpkins. And with this year’s shortage of Libby’s canned pumpkin puree’ you ay need to put those plump little squashes to use for your holiday pies and cakes.

Cornucopia Cake - Made from fresh pumpkin puree'

You may have seen these ‘type’ cakes in stores and bakeries. But it is amazing witht he stroke of a hand how you can create with icing and gel coloring. You can easily check online websites for recipies and google pumpkin recipies for these great tasty treats!

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2 thoughts on “What has become of the pumpkins sitting on the lawn?

  1. Thank you for your visit to Sweets & S’morsels Cakery blog. I have family members who swear you cannot use the field pumpkins for cooking. I beg to differ…I have always used the pumpkin patch pumpkins for pies, cakes and pumpkin roll. No one is ever the wiser and it has become a tradition. You can even use it in soups and other dinner side dishes.

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