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Sugar Pie Pumpkins

Nov 18, 2016


Availability and Origin

Sugar Pie Pumpkins are available during the fall months. The largest growing areas are found in the United States, but the best producing states are Illinois, Ohio, and California.

Appearance and Flavor
One of the sweetest of all pumpkin varieties, this one is smaller, smoother, and brighter in color than traditional pumpkins.

Storage
If your pumpkin is whole, store it in a cool, dry place like your pantry for up to a month. When cut, you have two options. One is to refrigerate it in an air-tight container or bag, and it will last up to six days. The other option is to place them in the freezer in a freezer-tolerant bag or container. With this option, it will last up to six months. Save some pumpkin for April!

Ways to Enjoy
These pumpkins are the ones you want to use if you want that sugary pumpkin pie, making them perfect for baking. Another idea is to hollow out and stuff the pumpkin like this.

This variety can also make a great side to your Thanksgiving dinner when cubed and roasted. When the flesh is cooked down, it can actually be a base for curry. Take a look at this recipe for details.

History
It is said that the Native Americans gave them to the early colonists as gifts. Rumor has it, the very first pumpkin pie may have been baked with this pumpkin variety.

 

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