How to Use All Parts of a Pumpkin

| 10/23/2009 9:59:36 AM

Once Halloween ends and you’re done displaying your pumpkins, don’t let them go to waste! You can use all of the parts of an uncarved pumpkin.

Uncarved pumpkins can last weeks to months depending on how they’re stored. Pumpkins stay fresh longer if kept in a cool, dry place. If left sitting outside in the cold fall weather, they probably aren’t good to eat. Check to see if the pumpkin is moldy or the outside feels soft and squishy. If so, it will have to go to the compost bin.

Don't let any parts of your pumpkin go to waste! You can use all of the parts of an uncarved pumpkin. Photo By elana's pantry/Courtesy Flickr.

Get the most out of the pumpkin by roasting it. Follow these steps to roast your own pumpkin.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2: Cut off the stem of the pumpkin. Compost the stem.

Carol Omara
11/7/2012 7:27:40 AM

Iplan to roast 2 pumpkins and make up pumpkin pies, breads, cookies and cheesecake for family and friends. I will roast some of the seeds for my grandchildrenand I will save some to plant next year. Thank you for giving the step by step way to roast a pumpkin. This will be my first time and I'm excited to get started tomorrow morning. Sincerely, Carol O'Mara