bitter pumpkin

How can I avoid bitterness in pumpkin. Tried to make pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin pulp but the pumpkin was bitter after baking.

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Merrill Stubbs
Merrill Stubbs November 21, 2012

Not sure I've ever had this happen before -- what kind of pumpkin were you using? And what temp did you bake at?

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Debbie Moffitt
Debbie Moffitt November 22, 2012

I used a "sugar pumpkin" from whole foods and baked it at 350 degrees. Could it have been mislabeled or green?

Panfusine
Panfusine November 21, 2012

Wonder if this bitterness is related to what happens with some cucumbers and snake gourd melons..The odd ones end up being bitterly inedible.

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SMSF
SMSF November 21, 2012

I think the issue may be the type of pumpkin you used. For those who want to use fresh pumpkin vs. canned puree, here's an interesting exploration of what kinds of squash work best:
http://dinersjournal.blogs...

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Debbie Moffitt
Debbie Moffitt November 22, 2012

The link is very helpful. Thanks.

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