Preparing pumpkin and squash for making desserts~

It is easy to prepare vegetables for use in desserts.  Prepare squash and sweet potatoes the same as you would pumpkin and never use canned again.

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Here we have a 4 1/4 pound pumpkin.

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Slice the pumpkin in half and remove seeds.

Cook  in microwave oven until tender, approximately 15 minutes, per half.

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Remove from oven and let cool.

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With fork or large spoon scoop out the meat of the pumpkin.

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Pumpkin can be used right away or stored in the refrigerator for  4-5  days.  This 4 1/4 pound pumpkin yielded 4 1/2 cups of cooked pumpkin.

When ready to use simply puree in your blender to make it smooth.

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