Pie pumpkin

We grow a variety of pumpkin called New England Pie pumpkin. While it lends itself well to the obvious pie, it is also wonderful in other sweet baked goods from pumpkin chocolate chip muffins to pumpkin bread. We cut the pumpkins in half, scoop out the seeds(reserve and roast the seeds separately!), and then roast until a fork easily pierces the skin. Then we scoop out the flesh and blend it into a smooth purée. This purée can then be thrown into any batter you choose. Pie pumpkin also works really well in savory dishes. You can use the same purée method and turn that into a delicious fall soup.

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin bread