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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Freezing Pumpkin after Making Homemade Pumpkin Pies

Now that you have cut your pumpkin to make your homemade pumpkin pies, you need to either can or freeze the remaining pumpkin to use in other recipes or for holiday pumpkin pies.
Fresh organic pumpkins will only store without freezing for so long. However, if you cut your pumpkin to make a pie, you have to do something immediately to preserve it.
Freezing your freshly cooked pumpkin is easy and makes it handy for baking your next pumpkin pie, bread or doughnut recipes.

“This food is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Thiamin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Riboflavin, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.” According to nutritiondata.self.com

Pumpkin is low in calories and fat but high in vitamin A. Pumpkin also has traces of many vitamins and minerals.

 Ingredients to Freeze Pumpkin:

  • Freshly cooked pumpkin
  • Large stockpot/pressure cooker
  • Freezer containers or bags
  • Measuring cup
  • Marker pen

Instructions to Freeze Pumpkin:

1.     Using a large stockpot or pressure cooker, cook down the pumpkin. Scrape the meat into a large bowl. Use a mixer or blender to smooth out all the lumps.

2.     With a measuring cup, scoop the pumpkin into either your freezer containers or freezer bags.

  1.  Mark your freezer container or bag with a marking pen so you know what and how much is in it. After it is in the freezer for a few months, you might actually forget, so marking the containers is essential.

4.     Place the containers in your freezer for the next holiday or occasion to use pumpkin in a recipe. There is nothing like fresh organic pumpkin in your bread or pie recipes, therefore, freezing the pumpkin that you've grown only makes perfect sense to me.

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