How to cook pumpkin to use in a recipe:

Cut pumpkin in half and clean out cavity.  Place flesh side down in a cake pan or cookie sheet with sides.  Add a little water.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hour or until pumpkin is fork tender.  Scrape out and mash or puree in the blender. 

How to freeze pumpkin:

Cook as above.  Place pumpkin in a container leaving 1 inch head space.  Make sure pumpkin is completely cooled before freezing.

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