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Why is pumpkin bitter

I tried making pumpkin pie from a sugar pumpkin from whole foods, but the flesh was very bitter after roasting. Was it the pumpkin or something I did?

asked by Debbie Moffitt almost 4 years ago
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Monita

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added almost 4 years ago

Most likely it was the pumpkin; not anything you did.Pumpkin flavor isn't always consistent;

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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

I find that canned pumpkin is superior in pie. It's more consistent in flavor and smoother.
You can get un-spiced canned pumpkin and put your attention into the spices and the crust.