October 30, 2015

How to Roast a Sugar Pie Pumpkin


There's nothing like fresh roasted pumpkin puree for baking and cooking, especially during the holiday season. Follow these step-by-step instructions to enjoy fresh puree in your breads, cookies, and pies in no time.


(yields approximately 1 cup puree per pumpkin)

1-3 sugar pie pumpkins (you can roast more, but six halves -- three pumpkins -- will fit on most baking sheets).

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut your sugar pie pumpkin(s) in half and scoop out the seeds. Arrange the halves cut-side down on your baking sheet.


Roast for approximately one hour, until a knife easily pierces the flesh.


The inside of the pumpkin should be orange-ish in color and relatively easy to scoop out with a spoon (if not, just put them back in for a few more minutes).


If you prefer a smooth puree, blend the scooped out flesh in a blender, with a hand blender or with a food mill.


Use this puree to make our easy Homemade Pumpkin Bread, Vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream, or a Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte.

How To Add Sugar Pie Pumpkins To Your Delivery: CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. On the second page of customizations, you’ll find “Produce by the Case” and can stock up on sugar pie pumpkins if you want. The Market is open from noon on Thursday until 10 am, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery. 

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