Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Fresh pumpkin for baking takes a little extra time to prepare, but it’s worth it when you taste the results.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Place whole pumpkin onto ungreased baking sheet. Poke top of pumpkin several times to let steam escape while baking. Bake 45-60 minutes or until fork tender. Remove pumpkin from oven. Cool 30 minutes.
Cut pumpkin in half. Scoop out seeds. Scrape pumpkin flesh from peel. Mash with potato masher or blend on medium-high speed in small batches in 5-cup blender container until pumpkin is smooth.
Store roasted pumpkin in resealable plastic food bag. Refrigerate up to 2 days.
Cooked Pumpkin: Cut pumpkin in half; scoop out seeds and stringy portion. Cut pumpkin into 2-inch chunks. Heat 1-inch water to boiling in medium saucepan; add pumpkin chunks. Continue cooking until water returns to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 25-35 minutes or until pumpkin is fork tender. Drain well ; cool and remove peel. Return peeled pumpkin to saucepan; mash with potato masher until smooth or blend on medium-high speed in small batches in 5-cup blender container until smooth. Store cooked pumpkin in resealable plastic food bag. Refrigerate up to 2 days.
Dietary Fiber: 2g
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