Monday, 18 November 2013

Don't throw it away

DD bought it for Hallowe'en.
DD didin't use it.
DD doesn't want it now.
DD gave it to me.

Now what can I do with it?



  1. Pumpkin soup, lovely.
    Joy xx

  2. Cut it up, bake it and use it in delicious pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie. If you can't decide - freeze the cooked insides.

  3. It an edible one?
    If so...roast sliced pumpkin with chunks of apple,sliced onion, salt ,pepper, and rosemary. Whizz the cooked stuff with stock. Voila! Soup.
    Jane x

  4. Pumpkin pie? Pumpkin soup? Toasted pumpkin seeds?

  5. I did the same thing this year - I might look up a recipe for pumpkin loaf, or pumpkin cake... or pie... I'm really not sure.

    Hannah xx

  6. Pumpkin .... cake, pie, muffins, soup, bread ..... plus toasted, roasted, spiced or caramelised pumpkin seeds!
    Have fun! :)

  7. Rub it with olive oil and bake it in a 350 F oven for an hour to an hour and a half. Let cool, then cut in half. The rind and the inside goo should come right off. Puree until smooth and freeze! So much better than canned pumpkin and can be used in the same recipes as canned pumpkin!

  8. Delicious soup is what I would make as we are now having colder weather in Scotland. Yummy. Catriona

  9. My vote: Roasted pumpkin seeds (don't forget to boil them for 10 min first) and Pumpkin Curry :)

  10. Ooo pumpkin curry sounds good.
    Its a freebiee enjoy .. gifted food always tastes better!

    Vicky x

  11. Ours (all 5 of them!) are at the front of our house on display. They leave them out in the US for a couple of months, we have seen them out at Christmas.

  12. Pumpkin marmalade lovely on toast of winter morning or with fresh croissants,You can also depulp the pumpkin there is not need to peel,blanch it and then pop in the freezer to drag out to make roast pumpkin with Sunday dinner. Pumpkin rissotto and for a pasta filling is good too.I have four to use up as we speak plus six little ones.And there is always pumpkin chutney.




  13. Pumpkin marmalade sounds interesting - must look that up sometime.
    However I'm sure you'll come up with something just as intriguing.
    Take care

  14. I agree, all of the above!
    Pumpkin cake is a favorite fare around here, I don't make it but my friend does. Also Aunt D always make pumpkin roll at Christmas, the fellows love that.

  15. Hi Mum. Use some now and freeze the rest for another day as it freezes really well. I use it to make pumpkin cake, pumpkin soup and I also add a bit to spag bogs and pasta sauces (my family don't know this lol) and I also put a layer of cooked pumpkin into my lasanges too. I have a nice recipe for pumpkin cake here: or what about pumpkin & apple chutney:


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