Can I Cook with My Decorative Pumpkins?

Can I Cook with My Decorative Pumpkins?

Emma Christensen
Dec 21, 2012

Q: I bought two small pumpkins (about 4 pounds each) back in October. I don't want to just throw them away, but I'm unclear on whether I can cook with them. Some places I've read say you can but they aren't as flavorful, and other places say just don't do it. What should I do?

Sent by Randi

Editor: Readers, do any of you have experience with cooking your pumpkins after they've outlived their decorative purposes?

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