I took our lovely pumpkins out of the trash and SCRUBBED them clean.
Next, I cut up the pumpkins and used a melon baller to scrape out the insides. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Place all the pumpkin slices on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Scoop out pumpkin and place in food processor. I added about 2 Tbsp of water.
I have to admit the color of orange was beautiful. I had to compare. The one on the left is the pumpkin puree I made. The right side is some from a can.
Of course, I still had to use the Libby's Pumpkin can recipe to make our pumpkin pie.
This is my son devouring the
pie whip cream. I wish I had a picture of him spitting out the pie once he got to it. I was laughing so hard at that point I could not even get a picture. Apparently, he really does not LOVE pumpkin pie. Good thing the rest of the family does. Ha! Our pumpkin pieces ended up back in the trash can...where they originally started the day.
I do have to say it was a good experience to make it from scratch. It truly was easier then I ever expected. My husband gave me a big hug while he was laughing hysterically. After all that effort, and our son really did not even like pumpkin pie !!