The edible seeds found in a pumpkin, which are available with or without the hulls, in a raw, roasted, and salted form. When the hulls are removed, a dark green, delicate flavored seed remains that provides a meaty snack when roasted and salted. Also referred to as pepitas, this seed is a popular ingredient in Mexican cooking. Pumpkin seeds are available in Mexican markets, health-food stores and some supermarket locations.
This Jack-O-Lantern-style pumpkin cake is a great way to get the kids in the spirit of Halloween. It is an easy project to have them join in and help. They will have fun creating their own unique face and will love adding the little spiders to the pumpkin cake.
Carving a pumpkin for Halloween and making pumpkin pie for a Thanksgiving feast are what many of us consider to be the two most popular uses for pumpkin, but they certainly aren't the only ways to use this versatile vegetable.
If you want to make homemade pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie ahead of time, it is alright as long as you use the proper storage method. Also, leftover homemade pumpkin pie needs to be stored properly to keep it fresh as long as possible. See when to refrigerate and when to freeze.
This traditional homemade pumpkin pie is made from scratch with homemade puree. Homemade pumpkin puree can also be used in any pumpkin recipe calling for canned pumpkin. To substitute homemade puree, use 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree in place of a 15 oz. can of pumpkin.