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Do you use real pumpkin when you bake or pumpkin from a can?

I use pumpkin from a can, just because it's easier, cheaper, and less work, but I'm wondering about the flavor & consistency difference.


Asked by SweetLuci at 2:42 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I have cooked my own pumpkin, and honestly, I prefer the canned. Most recipes are designed for the consistency of the already prepared, and because it is so inexpensive, it is too convenient not to use!

    Answer by NannyB. at 2:59 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Can. I'm sure it would taste better if I used a real pumpkin. Or would it, I've never had it so who knows if it would be any good. It would be a ton of work though. Just easier to spoon it out of can. If you try it, let me know how it turns out. I think I will stick to the way I have always done and just bust out the can opener. LOL

    Answer by christy_lvr at 2:45 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I use the can mostly, but would love to try to cook the pumpkin down. It is a squash after all, right? I think it would be like thick mashed potatoes, and you'd use like 2 cups of it, I think, in place of the can. Not positive. We'll see after the 31st. :)

    Answer by doodlebopfan at 2:51 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I use it from the can every year - always have. And my pies come out good! LOL!

    Answer by firenicecream at 3:11 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • can , its eaiser.

    Answer by letstalk747 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • can it's alot easier and more economical-you dont get much out of a real one

    Answer by MLH92108 at 4:38 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I always use canned pumpkin.

    Answer by andrea96 at 4:41 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • I go the easy way-Pumpkin from a can-has more flavor.

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 6:31 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • can , it so easy that I can not mess up. By the way I do not how to use real Pumpkin anyway LOL

    Answer by Bubbles120 at 6:52 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • canned pumpkin..........easier

    Answer by elizabr at 6:59 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

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