This instructable will show you how to prepare and bake a fresh pumpkin for use in pies, breads, and other delectable treats. I'll add a separate instructable for how to actually make the pie and bread later, this is just preparing the pumpkin.
For this instructable, you'll want to use pie pumpkins. These are smaller and smoother than jack-o-lantern pumpkins and taste much better. Pie pumpkins are closer to the size of a small melon, like a honeydew.
2 pumpkins will provide enough baked pumpkin for a pie and a couple of small loaves of bread.
You'll also need:
- A sharp, non-serrated knife
- a cutting board
- some tin-foil
- a large pan for baking