- 1 Do you steam or boil pumpkin?
- 2 Can you use any pumpkin to make pie?
- 3 What kind of canned pumpkin do you use for pie?
- 4 How long does it take to boil pumpkin?
- 5 How do you know if a pumpkin is tender?
- 6 Do you need a special pumpkin for pie?
- 7 What pumpkin makes the best pie?
- 8 Can you roast a carving pumpkin?
- 9 Is Libby’s 100 pure pumpkin really pumpkin?
- 10 Why is Libby’s pumpkin gritty?
- 11 Is Libby’s pumpkin gritty?
- 12 Do you need to peel pumpkin before cooking?
- 13 Do you peel pumpkin before cooking?
- 14 How do you cook and eat pumpkin?
Do you steam or boil pumpkin?
Fill a wok or saucepan 1/3 with water. Bring to the boil. Place prepared pumpkin slices in a steamer basket. Cover and steam over simmering water for 10 minutes or until almost tender.
Can you use any pumpkin to make pie?
Pie pumpkins are smaller and sweeter than regular old pumpkins which makes them perfect for whipping into a pie. You just need to turn them into pumpkin puree.
What kind of canned pumpkin do you use for pie?
The brands we tested included Libby’s, Farmer’s Market, 365 Everyday Value, and Trader Joe’s. We used the same recipe to make all four homemade pies. 365 Everyday Value’s pumpkin was the winner because its pie was the sweetest, creamiest, and had a nice but subtle pumpkin flavor.
How long does it take to boil pumpkin?
Method 2: Boil: Halve and peel pumpkin, then cut the flesh into uniform cubes and boil until tender, 15 to 30 minutes, depending on size of cubes.
How do you know if a pumpkin is tender?
Cook the pumpkin wedges in boiling water, steam, a pressure cooker, in the oven or microwave. You will know it is done when it is tender when pierced with a fork. Peel the pumpkin wedges leaving the soft pulp then mash. Keep out only what you will use within three to four days.
Do you need a special pumpkin for pie?
Yes. A sugar pumpkin is a type of pumpkin that tends to be small, dense, and a little sweeter than a carving pumpkin. These pumpkins are perfect for pies or other baking. There are other varieties of pumpkins (not called sugar pumpkins) that are also good for pies and baking.
What pumpkin makes the best pie?
The best pumpkin pie recipe calls for the sweetest, densest winter squash. Usually, they’re cucurbita moschata or cucurbita maxima, as the pepo species is often too mild and watery. Grow buttercup or Musque de Provence within your garden or purchase butternut at the grocery store.
Can you roast a carving pumpkin?
The short answer is yes. However pumpkins that we purchase for carving (in America) are not grown to be cooked and don’t taste great in traditional pumpkin recipes like pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin soup, pumpkin pancakes, etc. “Jack-o-latern” pumpkins are typically large, flat bottomed, filled with less flesh.
Is Libby’s 100 pure pumpkin really pumpkin?
Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin is made with only one ingredient⏤pumpkin. There are no fillers or preservatives.
Why is Libby’s pumpkin gritty?
There have been some complaints of Libby’s canned pumpkin containing sand/grit in them, which could be because the soil Libby’s prefers for their pumpkins has a little bit of sand in it.
Is Libby’s pumpkin gritty?
I buy cans of Libby’s 100% Pure Pumpkin every year to make muffins and bread. This is the first year that I had to throw away my muffins because no one would eat them. I opened other cans of Libby’s and they were all the same. The puree is so gritty that it feels like I’m eating sand.
Do you need to peel pumpkin before cooking?
Depending on what type of squash you are using you might not need to peel it, with thinner skinned squash such as butternut squash you can eat the skin. For thicker skinned squash it is often easier to cut the squash into large wedges, roast, and then peel the skin off after it’s cooked when it’s softer and easier.
Do you peel pumpkin before cooking?
Let the pumpkin cool enough so it won’t burn your fingers. Slice away the skin and chop or purée the flesh as needed. If you’re going for pumpkin purée, you can cook the pumpkin even longer and the skin will practically lift away without a knife.
How do you cook and eat pumpkin?
Cut off the top, halve, scoop out seeds (see below), cut into quarters or sixths, and roast at 350 degrees for 75 to 90 minutes. Cool, peel and then puree the flesh in a food processor or blender. An 8-inch diameter pumpkin = 2 cups puree. (Pureed butternut squash is a fine substitute for pureed fresh pumpkin.)