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Anyone know how to best can pumkin? My Ball Blue Book has no instructions - says best to freeze it, but I can't. Help. Got a ton coming(pie pumkins).

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Anyone know how to best can pumkin? My Ball Blue Book has no instructions - says best to freeze it, but I can't. Help. Got a ton coming(pie pumkins).

Pumpkin is hard to can safely, as it contains little acidity, which aids in controlling bacterial growth. This is why your book has no instructions, but says to freeze cooked pumpkin. ;) If you're willing to try it, you can can pumpkin cubes, but I wouldn't recommend canning pureed pumpkin.

Here are some canning instructions from a canning website. http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/pumpkincanning.php

Good luck!

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What a great idea. This gives me yet another project to possible look forward too. Thanks.

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Pumpkin is hard to can safely, as it contains little acidity, which aids in controlling bacterial growth. This is why your book has no instructions, but says to freeze cooked pumpkin. ;) If you're willing to try it, you can can pumpkin cubes, but I wouldn't recommend canning pureed pumpkin.

Here are some canning instructions from a canning website. http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/pumpkincanning.php

Good luck!

I have a pressure canner, so it is safe to can non-acidic foods in it. I hace even canned meat and poultry in it.

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I have a pressure canner, so it is safe to can non-acidic foods in it. I hace even canned meat and poultry in it.

Also thanks for the sight. My instinct would have been to mash them- I will cube them. Thanks again.

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I have a pressure canner, so it is safe to can non-acidic foods in it. I hace even canned meat and poultry in it.

Yes, a pressure canner is required for pumpkin. However, it is recommended to can pumpkin cubes only, as it may not be safe to can pureed pumpkin, even with a pressure canner, as the risk for Clostridium botulinum growth (botulism) may be too high.

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/uga/...kin_butter.html

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I want to grow pumpkins next year! I just found this on how to make pumpkin puree:

http://www.pumpkinnook.com/cookbook/puree.htm

mmm...pumpkin bread!

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