Tips on Carving a Pumpkin

My family loves to eat pumpkins…in everything from soups to pies to breads. This year, we bought a pumpkin so that we could carve and make our favorite goodies. Here are few pumpkin carving tips from our family to yours.

  • Choose large pumpkins that do not have bruises or moldy stems.
  • Pumpkins with a lighter color tend to be softer and easier to carve.
  • When cleaning the pumpkin, save the seeds.  Toasted pumpkin seeds make a healthy, tasty snack (Click here for recipe!).
  • Use a large, heavy metal serving spoon or ice cream scoop to scrape the insides.
  • Use a long serrated knife or a pumpkin-carving knife with teeth to cut through pumpkin flesh. 
  • Use a sawing motion and take your time cutting along the outside edge of the marker lines.

Have fun carving!

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