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What to do: too much pumpkin

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Qwebec Thu 26-Nov-15 18:11:49

For Halloween DP baught a huge pumpkin and painted it. Tuesday I carved it. with one slice I made marmelade and with two I made a pumpkin/coconut/curry soup. Both fab, but now I have marmelade for a while (and it has dary in it so i don't dare preserve it), soup for an army and still three quarters of a pumkin frozen outside waiting that I come up with something to do with it. What to do? Obviously I could just leave it there and make more soup all winter, but DP will get wary of eating pumpkin soup after a while.
WWYD? I was planning on making a candied pumpkin pie but that is out now that the pumpkin froze and no one likes regular pumpkin pie in this house.

Dou you have any fab. pumpkin recepy? Have I ruined the fruit by freezing it?

Roundles Thu 26-Nov-15 21:12:35

I have seen pumpkin and dark chocolate cheesecake recipies online...

Roundles Thu 26-Nov-15 21:13:55

I have seen pumpkin and dark chocolate cheesecake recipies online...

GrannyGoggles Thu 26-Nov-15 21:17:10

Google Rachel Roddy on the Guardian website, or Nigel Slater - lots of ideas

1frenchfoodie Fri 27-Nov-15 17:54:48

Pumpkin custard is lovely (set filling like custard tart). I like this recipe talkingshopsandford.wordpress.com/2013/10/25/custardy-pumpkin-pie-from-abel-cole-dont-waste-your-pumpkin-scoopings/

Pumpkin matefaims (thick pancakes) are great too. I use a recipe from diana henry's 'Roast figs, sugar snow' but can't see online.

AlmaMartyr Fri 27-Nov-15 17:57:07

Pumpkin brownies? Delicious smile Various recipes online, I've tried a few.

Pumpkin curry? Made one once, it was very tasty.

wowfudge Sat 28-Nov-15 07:20:28

Cube and roast it, maybe add some spices and garlic and serve as a vegetable like butternut squash.

Cookingongas Sat 28-Nov-15 10:59:55

Nigellas pumpkin ( it might be squash but I interchange) lasagne is lovely

Pumpkin gnocchi are fiddly but worth the effort.

Pumpkin and sage risotto

Pumpkin ravioli

Pearl barley and pumpkin stew

ArcheryAnnie Sat 28-Nov-15 11:24:10

I had a pumpkin glut and cubed, steamed and froze the steamed pumpkin in batches. Then when I ran out of jam I took out one of the batches out of the freezer, cooked it up with some sugar and some ginger, and ta-daa, pumpkin and ginger jam! I just used boring powdered ginger, but preserved or fresh ginger would be even nicer.

Also included some raw (ie not pre-steamed) cubes in a veg stew in the slow cooker - by the time it was cooked people took it for butternut squash.

Qwebec Sun 29-Nov-15 05:06:02

Wow, this is fantastic thank you so much for those wonderful ideas!

cheesecake, brownies,curry,matefaims (never had those!), pumpkin lasagna, gnocchi (I thaught they could only be made from potatoes) they all seem so delicious. My tummy is rumbling!

Cooking it like squash, how could I not think of that! great for an easy tasty meal

Archery: it's almost like my pumpkin jam but I also ass milk and cream, I will definitly try it with out.

Thank you again ladies, I will definitly try them out, many great meals ahead and new chefs to discovered. Now I look at my pumkin with great anticipation!

cdtaylornats Sun 29-Nov-15 09:25:30

Pumpkin wine

commonsensehome.com/how-to-make-pumpkin-wine/

VegetablEsoup Sun 29-Nov-15 09:32:57

cube and roast and then freeze the cubes for soup

ArcheryAnnie Mon 30-Nov-15 11:58:56

Qwebec I think it might be even better as a chutney, but I haven't tried that yet.

milaforni Mon 30-Nov-15 20:10:41

Pumpkin bread is a sweet spicy loaf bread that is good at Christmas time. We serve it with Philly. Or toast it with butter. You can Google many great recipes. It is part of breakfast for us.

marmaladegranny Mon 30-Nov-15 20:13:32

This is a fantastic pumpkin cake!
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/4777/halloween-pumpkin-cake

Winniethewylde Mon 30-Nov-15 20:27:30

I made some chocolate cakes with pumpkin purée in yesterday. They were fab! Kids loved them. I just replaced the wet ingredients with the purée.

tb Wed 02-Dec-15 18:34:50

Purée with a little butter and chopped dill. Yum

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