It’s a great time of the year to have pumpkins, so what else can you do with a pumpkin besides carve it?
Pumpkins make great serving dishes for harvest or Halloween parties. Just cut off the top, like you were going to carve the pumpkin. If you’re creative carve a fancy scallop, or decorative pattern along the top. Scoop out the seeds and pulp. Don’t forget to bake the seeds!
Coat the inside of the shell lightly with cooking oil and bake the pumpkin at 350` until the flesh of the pumpkin is tender. It makes a great serving container for sweet potatoes, pumpkin soup, cranberry dishes, and more. If you use the shell right out of the oven, the warmth of the shell will keep your dishes warm for up to a half an hour, especially if you put the lid on.