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Old 11-02-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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Freezing cooked pumpkin

Hi all,
I am in the process of baking some pumpkin and will not be using it all for today's pie. I am planning on freezing what is leftover for another time. What is the best way to do this, and how long will it last in the freezer? Thanks so much!

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Old 11-02-2011, 04:34 PM   #2
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Just put it in a freezer bag or container and freeze it It should be fine for a long time. You have a lot more flexibility with an ingredient than with a stand alone food.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy. I actually cooked it whole. I have never done it that way, but it worked great. I will just pack up the mashed pumpkin all measured up in the freezer bags then, and should be fine through the winter. I guess I just thaw it out and use it just like the canned or fresh?
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Thanks Andy. I actually cooked it whole. I have never done it that way, but it worked great. I will just pack up the mashed pumpkin all measured up in the freezer bags then, and should be fine through the winter. I guess I just thaw it out and use it just like the canned or fresh?
Mashed as a side, as a pie filling, etc.
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Mashed as a side, as a pie filling, etc.
You know, I tried it plain, and realized that it would probably be good with a little butter as a side. It is so much better than the canned stuff IMHO. It just seems so much sweeter. I froze several bags and will be excited to have it at a later time. The "pie" I made was without a crust, and very tasty too!
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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There was a discussion here last year about buying pumpkins on sale after Halloween and cooking and freezing them but I can't seem to find it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:41 AM   #7
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I grew pumpkins last year, and kept them inside and cool until about March, when I finally had the inclination to process them for the freezer. I baked and pureed, packed into ziplocks, 2 cups per bag.

I used some of them for pie last weekend, and I understand that the pies were very tasty. I baked them for a benefit auction, they got $10-15 per pie for them! I am low carbing, so didn't even get a bite.

The pretty jack-o-lantern pumpkins don't make the best pie--look for the buff colored ones. Or use butternut squash--it makes great pies, very smooth and sweet.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:10 AM   #8
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I processed a very large jack-o-lantern style pumpking last year and it made a fantastic pie. I don't know why people say they don't make good pies.

Sprout baked her jack-o-lantern this year and squeezed out the excess water through a tea towel. She called and was wondering what to do withthe juice as she suspected that it had significant nutritional value, and great flavor. I suggested that she add pumpkin pie spices, freeze it, and shave it. She called me back a few days later and said that she did that and it was great, and very refreshing.

I baked off one of my pumpkins 2 nights ago. I'll be removing the excess juice tonight. I've got two more pumpkins to process. I'll be saving those juices. I will make some pie-flvored punch, with some, shaved ice with some, and I want to try making a panna cotta with some. I'll let everyone know how it turns out. I'm thinking that the panna cotta will be really good.

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