So, you’ve carved a perfect pumpkin, but now you’re left with a bowl full of seeds tangled with innards, mush, pulp, or whatever you like to call it in your home. Time to throw it out, right?
Now most of us know that your can clean and roast the seeds for a delicious snack, but the pulp is largely thought of as inedible due its stringy, slimy nature. But in fact, the pulp is just as edible (and just as delicious!) as the flesh!
Bake or steam the pulp until soft then add to a food processor with a small amount of lemon juice (this prevents freezer burn) to make a delicious pumpkin puree you can use in a variety of recipes! You can even throw it in the crock-pot overnight and wake up to some homemade pumpkin butter that is perfect on your choice of toast.
Here’s some of our favorite ways to put that pulpy pumpkin puree to work!