|Be sure to save your seeds for roasting or planting.|
|Use an ice cream scoop to depulp your pumpkin.|
First cut your pumpkin in half. Look at all the seeds this one had. I was very excited and since this was a farmer's market pie pumpkin I collected the seeds for my garden next year. Yay! Clean out the pumpkin pulp, an ice cream scoop works great for this.
|Remove the rind from the pumpkin.|
Peel your pumpkin, I just used a vegetable peeler to get all of the rind off.
|Cut into 1 inch cubes.|
Cut your pumpkin into cubes (about 1 inch in size). Put into a large saucepan.
|Par Boil your pumpkin, for 2 minutes.|
Fill your saucepan with water enough to cover the pumpkin. Bring to a boil and allow it to simmer for 2 minutes.
|Put pumpkin along with cooking liquid into jars.|
Fill your prepared jars (clean and sterile) with your pumpkin and cooking liquid, leaving about 1/2 inch head space. Wipe off rims and place prepared lids and rings onto each jar.
|Process in a Pressure Cooker - Home Canned Pumpkin|
Process your pumpkin in a pressure cooker (pints 55 minutes and quarts 90 minutes). Check here to find the appropriate amount of pressure to use for your altitude.
When you are ready to use your pumpkin simply drain off the canning liquid and mash or puree.
Pumpkin also freezes well so if you want to mash or puree your pumpkin you can and simply stick it into suitable freezer containers.