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Cooking with Fresh Pumpkin
There's no shame in using canned pumpkin. Even professional bakers do it. But if you're using fresh, choose small, flavorful sugar pie pumpkins--and save the big ones for carving. A four-pound pumpkin should yield about 1½ cups of puree.
To make pumpkin puree:
1. Cut the pumpkin in half and bake cut-side down, covered with foil, in a 375 degree F oven for about 90 minutes or until flesh is tender.
2. Allow to cool, scoop out the flesh, and puree.
3. Strain the puree for extra-silky smooth soups and custards.