Cooking fresh pumpkin from scratch is easy and tastes so good and you can add spices. In this video I show you how to cook pumpkin for pie, the pumpkin can also be pureed. There is a link for a great pumpkin muffin recipe below which you can also try out.
What you need
Fresh pumpkin, as much as you need for the recipe, no need to peel before cooking.
Water (about 100 ml but it will )
Pumpkin spice or mixed spice (optional)
Method : Cook pumpkin for pie
Prepare the pumpkin by cutting it in half and scooping out the seeds. You can save the seeds to roast them. Seeds can also be removed, dried and then planted.
Cut pumpkin into pieces and put in a pot.
Add water into the pumpkin
Put on a hot plate and cook until soft. Test with a fork, if it pushes through the flesh easily they are cooked.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely
Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into a bowl
Mash it with a fork and add spices (if you are using)
Thats it, you can now use it in a pumpkin muffin recipe, pumpkin pie recipe or any other recipe that uses cooked pumpkins.
You can also make pumpkin puree by adding the cooked pumpkin into a food processor or if you do not have a food processor you can pass it through a sieve.