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Sep 18, 2008 09:47 AM

Leftover canned pumpkin

I made a pumpkin milkshake for my hubby the other day & have about a cup or so of leftover canned pumpkin. How long will this keep in the fridge?

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  1. Probably a couple of weeks, but you could also freeze it for use later. (a pumpkin-sage cream sauce for pasta?)


    4 Replies
    1. re: LindaWhit

      Thanks so much, I'm planning on making this yummy looking bread:


      1. re: sammyw

        That looks like a "reconstructed" pumpkin roll cake I started making in the 70's...someone at work here makes it every holiday season and people go nuts over it.You'll love it!

        1. re: sammyw

          OMG, that is *so* low-calorie! LOL (It looks great!)

          And I love the hockey fight story. Peabody is not one to screw around with - on or off the ice!

          1. re: sammyw

            I saw that bread and it definitely looks yummy! You can use canned pumpkni for so many things :)

        2. Puree with a can of drained, rinsed white or black beans and thin with chicken broth for a quick soup. Either season with sage or crisp some whole fresh leaves in olive oil and float on top with a few drops of the oil for a little added richness. I also make a total canned quick soup with equal parts pumpkin, white or black beans and diced tomatoes in juice (with roasted green chiles is good) and again, thin with broth and season with pepper. All that canned stuff doesn't need any salt.

          1. I just read a brownie recipe where 1 15 oz can of pumpkin puree replaced the oil and eggs called for in the recipe. Reason enough for me to try it.

            I find that if I transfer the leftovers from a can into a plastic tub it keeps fresher longer but the tip to freeze it is also excellent.