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Bitter Pumpkins??

posted by: daisy_bee on 09.26.2012 at 11:40 am in Cooking Forum

Hi all, I've been trying out pumpkin pie recipes. I tried the canned pumpkin stuff and it smelled and tasted like baby food. Yuck!! So I decided to get a pumpkin and cook and puree it myself. I bought a couple of small pumpkins labelled "baking pumpkins". I halved them, scooped out the insides, put them on a baking sheet, and baked for 45 mins at 375 degrees. I peeled off the outer skin and tasted the roasted inside. Yuck!!! Bitter city! I thought I had a bad pumpkin so I roasted the other and the same flavor. Are pumpkins supposed to be slightly bitter? Did I have two bad pumpkins? Did I have the wrong variety?(I found out the variety I had is called Long Island Cheese) Help!

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clipped on: 09.26.2012 at 11:40 am    last updated on: 09.26.2012 at 11:41 am