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Where to buy cooking pumpkin now?

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rxrfrx Nov 19, 2004 06:38 AM

I want to buy the sweetest, tastiest pumpkin available for making pie... what's the best place in Boston or the inner burbs to pick some up that still carries them now? A lot of places seem to only carry pumpkin through the week after Halloween.

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    macca Nov 19, 2004 07:48 AM

    I would bet that Wilson Farms in Lexington will have them. I am on my way there on Moinday to get all of the fruits and vegatables for Thanksgiving. I know last year at this time they have sugar pumpkins.

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      Robin Nov 19, 2004 08:12 AM

      I'm sure Russo's in Watertown still has sugar pumpkins. I've never cooked with them though.

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        mike Nov 19, 2004 09:01 AM

        If you slow roast them, the sugars will concentrate and they will sweeten. Be careful not to burn them

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          wondering Nov 19, 2004 03:13 PM

          How do u do this? How can i make a pumpkin like the veg one at the helmand? :)

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            mike Nov 19, 2004 10:09 PM

            peel them, wrap in foil with a little butter and slow roast 250-300, for an hour or two or until soft and caramelizing.

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          Splendid Spatula Nov 19, 2004 02:47 PM

          I've seen sugar pumpkins at Whole Foods as recently as last weekend.

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