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To process a pumpkin

 

Cinderella Pumpkin – 35lbs!

Cutting it in pieces...

 

 

Lots of sections!

 

 

Pumpkins are about 91% water!

 

 

Roast in the oven in a little water..

 

Scoop the softened pumpkin out of the skin (Sorry, no picture of that).

 

 

Cook it down in the crock pot...

We removed the water as it rose to the top over about 4 hours. If you don’t do this, you’ll need to cook it for a longer time so the liquid can cook off as steam. Stir about every 1/2 hour.

 

Puree in small batches..

 

 

Pretty, isn't it?

 

 

Add sugar and spices to taste...

 

Cook the sweetened, spiced pumpkin puree further in the crockpot, until thickened to just the right consistency. 🙂

 

 

Fill jars with warm pumpkin butter!

 

 

Delicious, homemade pumpkin butter!

 

We did not process the jars to seal them, but you could certainly do this if you wished. Be sure to refer to a canning guide for low-acid foods. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the pictures! I had fun taking them. 🙂

 

 

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