Step 3: Prepare the pumpkin

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Halloween was too far off when I made this for me to bother with scooping out the insides to keep the skin for lanterns.

Lop off the top and bottom to make it more stable then divided it down the middle. Scoop out the seeds and save them. They're great roasted.

Mine was a nice fresh and young pumpkin from my garden and so the skin was still very thin. A peeler did the job at removing the skin. If yours is slightly older or bigger you make need to shave it off with a sharp knife.

Cut the two halves of the peeled pumpkin into evenly sized cubes.
I just leave the skin on.