Can I use a big pumpkin for pumpkin pie?
Yes, you can! But it probably won't taste as good. You won't get as much pumpkin out of one of a jack-o-lantern pumpkin as you would a pie pumpkin of the same size. And it will probably have a different flavor..
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Make Pie Fillings Ahead. Pick a day to make your fillings and then store them covered in the refrigerator. Be sure to stir them well before filling your pie crust as some of the ingredients may have settled to the bottom over time.
two daysMake Ahead Pumpkin Pie let's you get a jump on Thanksgiving baking, freeing up time and oven space. Pie can be made it up to two days ahead or frozen and thawed just in time for the feast.
If the food is hard like pumpkin and has a low water content, then you can safely cut the mould off, providing you cut at least one centimetre off around where the mould is. This rule of thumb applies to raw pumpkin and other firm fruit and vegetables like carrots and cabbage, hard cheese like cheddar and hard salami..
Pumpkins are a high nickel food. They also have an oil layer on their outer skin that can be transferred to other things. This oil can seep into your skin, just like nut or cooking oils do.
If ever you come across any recipe that requires a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and/or cloves, replace it with equal amounts of this spice blend. Not only is it quicker to measure, but so convenient and adaptable to your tastes.
Method 2: Boil: Halve and peel pumpkin, then cut the flesh into uniform cubes and boil until tender, 15 to 30 minutes, depending on size of cubes.
You may use all sorts of pumpkins and squashes (a Cucurbita moschata or Cucurbita pepo may be called either, depending on variety) to make a pie. The Halloween types may not be the best choice: they tend to be stringy, not very sweet, and sometimes over treated with pesticides..
A few more cooking questions 📍
Why do my fingers feel weird after cutting zucchini?
There is a very fine "slime" in the zucchini, and when you handle it, it gets on your fingers, and is rather difficult to get off. When it dries, it stiffens, which is why your hands feel "tight", and the peeling is actually just the hardened slime coming off your hands.
Do you keep the water boiling while cooking pasta?
Don't. Just like pasta needs a roomy pot, it needs plenty of H2O to totally submerge every strand. ... Put a lid on the pot, but keep it partially uncovered so you'll hear when the water starts to boil. Leaving a gap will also help keep the water from boiling over before you turn it down..
Can you put pasta in cold water?
Although you can definitely cook pasta in cold water, you risk overcooking (it) because the starch has more time to release, she told TODAY. "It's not as precise. In other words, the pasta had more time to absorb water, causing it to be mushy. "Pasta cooked too long also can have an increase in glycemic index.
Should scallops taste fishy?
Like I said before, scallops have a mild, unique taste similar to crab and lobster. Scallops should not have a strong, fishy smell. If your scallops smell very "fishy", it's likely because they are old and possibly already spoiled. Instead, fresh scallops should not smell at all..
Why is my steak always raw in the middle?
Sometimes, when cooking steak on really high heat you can wind up with a "black and blue" steak. That means it's seared on the outside (black) but still raw in the middle (blue). ... Remove the steak from the pan and let rest for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Why do Traegers catch on fire?
Pellet grills like Traeger can catch fire, caused either by too many pellets in the firepot or too much grease on the drip tray. It's important to keep your pellets dry as moisture can cause them to clump and feed improperly into the auger and firepot. Also, use a liner on your drip tray and change it every 1-3 cooks..