You cut your pumpkin up, bake it until it's soft, peel it, blend it up, and put it in freezer bags. That's what you do.
Growing up, after every Halloween we would process our Jack-O-Lanterns into pounds and pounds of ready-to-cook pumpkin. Here's how you can do the same.
What you'll need:
- A knife
- A cutting board
- A bowl
- A hand blender
- Plastic freezer bags
- A KitchenAid mixer
- Four pairs of hands (wouldn't that be nice)
Step 1: Cut the Pumpkin Open
Step 2: Save the Seeds
Step 3: Remove the Pulp
Step 4: Fill Baking Pans With 1" Thick Chunks
Step 5: Bake at 300 Degrees for 2.5+ Hours
Step 6: Peel the Chunks
Step 7: Blend
Step 8: Put 15oz Portions Into Quart-sized Freezer Bags
Step 9: Bonus: Cook the Pumpkin Seeds
Enjoy your pumpkin!