I've received two pie pumpkins from my CSA box. I would love to use them to make fresh pumpkin ravioli and bread, but have only ever used canned puree before. How do I go about using a fresh pumpkin?
You can cut them open and remove the seeds and then what I do is bake them cut side down on a rack at 350F. for about an hour. When they are tender remove from the oven allow to cool and then scrape out the meat and puree.
You can also peel them, cut into chunks and either microwave or steam until tender and then puree.