10 Things to Know About Pumpkins

Put those pumpkins to work in the kitchen in no time with these tips. Because there is more to this squash than meets the eye.

How to Cook Pumpkin
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Cooking Pumpkin: Methods 1 and 2

7. Four ways to cook your pumpkin. 

Method 1: Basic Baked: Place halved pumpkin, cut sides down, in a 350° oven for 1 to 2 hours or until tender. Cool, then scrape out the tender flesh with a spoon; discard rind.

Method 2: Boil: Halve and peel pumpkin, then cut the flesh into uniform cubes and boil until tender, 15 to 30 minutes, depending on size of cubes.

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