Saturday, November 14, 2015

What did I do with that pumpkin?

After taking it out of the new to me (freecycle) crockpot, I let it cool and unwrapped it. 

Opened it up

I got exactly 15 ounces of pumpkin meat out of it!

All that was left.  Skin and seeds. 

One stick of melted butter, one and two thirds cup of white sugar, one third cup brown sugar, four eggs.  Two tbsp pumpkin pie spice. 

Two cups of flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda. 

Before going into a 400 degree oven for 40 minutes. 

After baking!

Muffins stayed home as Gpa P grabbed one right after I dumped them onto cooling rack.  I brought the cake with pumpkin cream cheese and honey walnut cream cheese to my friends house for our Thursday morning coffee hour.  Everyone said it was a winner!


  1. You got one can of pumpkin from the pumpkin. I never heard of baking a pumpkin whole. My chickens would have loved the rind and seeds. Did you bake the pumpkin seeds and eat them?

    1. If I had taken the seeds out before cooking it I would have roasted the seeds. I have actually made a pumpkin pie in a pumpkin without a crust. Mixed all the custard ingredients (cream, butter, eggs, sugar, spices) and put them into a deseeded pumpkin and then baked it. Works great!


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