Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600162


Select full-colored, mature pumpkin with texture that is
fine rather than coarse and stringy.

Wash, cut into quarters or smaller pieces, and remove
seeds. Cook pumpkin pieces until soft in boiling water, in
steam, in a pressure cooker or in an oven.

Remove pulp from rind and mash or press it through a

To cool, place pan containing pumpkin in cold water,
stirring occasionally.

Pack into containers, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Seal,
label and freeze.

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