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Use this as a base for pumpkin recipes such as pies, tarts, or our Pumpkin and Pecorino Gratin.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008



Cook's Notes

Unlike deeply ridged, hard squash such as acorn, smooth sugar pumpkins are easy to prep. Cut off the top and bottom ends, then use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. For tougher skin, make a few more passes with a vegetable peeler.

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  • MS11658057
    15 NOV, 2014
    I agree with the last reviewer, absolutely no need to peel pumpkin first. Going by other puree recipes, I did drain it in cheesecloth to avoid a watery puree. Turned out wonderful!
  • MS11022495
    4 NOV, 2013
    I had some sugar pumpkins but they were very difficult to peel. I quartered the pumpkins, with skin on, and scooped out the seeds with an ice cream scoop. Using your steaming directions, I placed the pumpkin quarters in the steamer and cooked for 15 minutes. When I removed the pumpkins, the skin came off in one piece and left the pulp ready to package for future use. Happily, I cut out a lot of the work of peeling and cubing and the results were wonderful.

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