Miniature Pumpkins

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 01, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Does anyone know if mini pumpkins are edible? The farmer's market just started selling pumpkins and we always end up wasting a lot because I only eat a tiny portion. So I wondered if those little mini pumpkins that people use as decoration are edible because I could get two portions out of one with no waste.



on October 02, 2011
at 04:27 AM

Cooking mini pumpkins makes me sad. Probably because my grandma used to give each of us grandkids ones which she hand-painted every Halloween. I have an irrational, yet strong emotional attachment to mini pumpkins and the little paper bags from Ace Hardware. Yes, I am weird.



on October 01, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Mini pumpkins are not bred for flavor, but to be decorative. I'm sure you can eat them, but they might not be as delicious. You can cook a whole pumpkin and freeze the pureed leftovers to use later.

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on October 01, 2011
at 10:35 PM

I have always wondered that too and once I bought one, baked it and ate it. It tasted pretty good. Here's a recipe (minus the maple syrup).




on October 01, 2011
at 11:43 PM

Mini pumpkins are GREAT for roasting in the crockpot, since they're smaller.

(Makes me think I should buy one next time I'm out and about... :-) )


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