All pumpkins, no matter the size or shape, can be used for cooking. However some pumpkins are better for cooking than others.
If you are still unsure about how to choose a cooking pumpkin then talk to the vendor at the market and they should be able to give you plenty of tips
Most recipes will call for pumpkin puree. When using fresh pumpkin, you need to prepare the flesh before cooking with it. Fresh pumpkin can be used as a substitute for any recipe that calls for pumpkin puree.
In general, a small pumpkin (about 4 to 8 pounds) will give you about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of pumpkin puree, so you can use that as a guide when purchasing your pumpkins.
Preparing fresh pumpkin is simple and can even be done a few days in advance of when you need it. Homemade pumpkin puree will last in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to a week.
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