How to clean and cook a pumpkin

  • Scrub the outside of the pumpkin with a vegetable brush.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half and use a spoon to scrape out the fibers and the seeds.
  • Cut the pumpkin halves into smaller pieces if needed, then place them skin side up in a shallow baking dish.
  • Bake in a 350ºF oven until the pumpkin is fork tender, about an hour. The time will vary depending on the size of your pieces.
  • Let it cool, and then either cut off the peel or scoop out the flesh.
  • Puree the pumpkin using a hand blender
  • use what you need in your favorite recipe and freeze individual portions for later use. Frozen pumpkin will keep for up to 6 months in the freezer.

TIP: For pumpkins that you're not cooking right away, keep them cool. They like a temperature of about 50 to 65ºF.

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Edmonton & Area U-Pick Pumpkin Patch

1423 Township Road 514
Parkland County, AB T7Y 2P5

Directions to Somerset Farms from Edmonton

Go west on Hwy 627 until Rg Rd 15 (5 miles west of Hwy 779, the road to Stony Plain).

Go left/south on Rg Rd 15 until the road T's at Twp Rd 514, head left.

We are the 1st driveway on the right 1423 Twp Rd 514.

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