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Pumpkin goop

how do you cook down pumpkin goop and use it to make pie?


Asked by JackieGirl007 at 9:53 PM on Oct. 25, 2009 in Holidays

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  • Don't use a pumpkin that you would use to carve. Instead buy a sugar pumpkin (also know as a pie pumpkin). They are on sale at Wal-Mart right now for 78 cents. What you would need to do is cut the top off of the pumpkin and scoop the goop out. You can keep the seeds if you want and toast them, but throw out the goop and strings. Next, cut the pumpkin in half lengthwise. Place the pumpkin halves face down on a baking sheet and cook @ 450 for 45 minutes to an hour. Once it is done, take it out of the oven and peel and discard the skin off. Next, place the pumpkin flesh into a food processor and blend for a few minutes. Viola, you now have fresh pumpkin to use for pumpkin pie as well as other recipes.


    Answer by JeremysMom at 11:41 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • Are you talking about all the stringy goop? I have never heard of using that. I have only used the hard flesh and cooked that. Peel it and cut it in pieces. Put it in a pot with some water and cook it until you can mash it.

    Answer by micheledo at 9:56 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • The goop would be too stringy. The meat you may have to sieve after cooking, depending on how stringy it is. I've read that you can clean off and toast the seeds for a snack.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:01 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • It depends on the type of pumpkin you have and what you mean by "goop". Here's a good resource for learning to make pumpkin pie from scratch.

    Answer by Ati_13 at 10:17 PM on Oct. 25, 2009

  • You aren't supposed to use the goop.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Oct. 25, 2009