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Re-Purpose Your Halloween Pumpkins to Cook + 7 Easy Recipes

No need to throw them away – repurpose your Halloween pumpkins it into a tasty fall dessert/meal!


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How to Repurpose Your Halloween Pumpkins

Here is how to bake your pumpkin so you can use it to cook!  Check out our favorite recipes below!
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  • Pumpkin(s)
  • Cutting Board
  • Pan
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Oven

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut off stem, and cut pumpkin in half
  3. Clean the pumpkin insides: If seeds and insides are still in there, scoop all of those out with a strong spoon or ice cream scoop. Set aside seeds for roasted pumpkin seeds! (See recipe below)
  4. Bake the halves: Line a large pan with aluminum foil and place the pumpkin halves face down. Bake in oven for 1.5-2 hours (depends on how thick/big your pumpkins are)
  5. Check pumpkins every so often to see if they are tender by sticking a fork in them. Once they’re soft, they’re ready to be cooked with!
  6. Let cool & scrape off skin: Let cool for ~30 minutes, then take a spoon and start scraping the soft/inside of the pumpkin from the skin. Place into a bowl. You can throw away/compost the skin when done, you won’t be needing them.
  7. Mash cooked pumpkin in bowl, and it’s ready to use for any of these recipes!

7 Easy Recipes to Use Your Cooked Pumpkin
pumpkin waffles

Pumpkin Waffles: Recipe Here

(Use your mashed pumpkins instead of the puree)
pumpkin muffins
Pumpkin Muffins: Recipe Here 

(Use your mashed pumpkins instead of the puree)
pumpkin soup

Classic Pumpkin Soup: Recipe Here
pumpkin seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: Recipe Here
Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies: Recipe Here
(Use your mashed pumpkins instead of the puree)

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte

Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte: Recipe Here
And Lastly, the Classic…

Skinny Pumpkin Pie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie: Recipe Here