Thursday, September 6, 2012

Canning Pumpkin, 93 Pints of Pumpkin

Part of the 93 pts of pumpkin canned today.
It has been aver 30 years since I canned pumpkin.  Then you were able to mash it and now you can it in chunks.  Renee and I picked up 15 medium size pumpkin, the kind that Libby's uses last week.  I gather everything we would need to get them ready and sat up outside so the mess was out there and not in the kitchen.   I started about 8, first washing them, peeling them, removing the seeds and insides and cutting them in cubes.  Renee got here a little after 9 and it took us until 1:30 to get them done.  I had no idea that the 15 pumpkins would result in so much.  Renee brought her caner and with the 2 of them I thought we would get one caner full for each.  Renee had to go home at 2:30 to get the kids off the bus so it was me until Ron came home and helped.  I got 93 pints of beautiful pumpkin.  I can't believe we got so much from the 15 pumpkins.  93 pints to split between us, we will have pumpkin to last a while.  Every other Monday Renee bakes pumpkin muffins for Brandon, he just loves them.  The pumpkin will not go to waste and will be used.  93 pints of pure pumpkin free.  I still can't believe we got 93 pints.

The 15 pumpkins yielded two 18 qt pans.


  1. 93 thats a lot more than 18 to 20 some told me we might get!!! Thank mom and dad for finishing them, love you both!!! Like to say Happy Birthday to my mom, it is tomorrow!!!

  2. I'm still eating on canned pumpkin I canned 2 years ago but it still makes great muffins : )

  3. 93 pints?!?! WOW, Paula you have been a working machine! Thank you for sharing this at the Carnival of Home Preserving!

  4. Wow that is a lot of pumpkin! You all will enjoy it so much though. Great job!

  5. That is a ton of pumpkin that you canned! I am in awe! I knew you couldn't can the puree but I didn't know you could can the chunks!
    Just may have to try this!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. In the book that came with my canner it told how and how not to can pumpkin and squash.