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#1 of 6 Old 10-10-2008, 06:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to make a pumpkin soup IN the pumpkin. Got seeds out, but how do I get most of the stringy stuff? It's a small pumpkin. I've tried pulling and scraping with a spoon.

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Use your hands. It's pretty much the only way.

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I use my fingers, but I have a grapefruit spoon that's sharp around the edges and it's the only reason I hang on to it . It actually works good. If you have any small utensil that has a sharp or jagged edge you might try that
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Today I scraped out a pumpkin using my fingernails, and one of those Pampered Chef scrapers that come with their stoneware.
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Bake the pumpkin until the flesh begins to soften first, then remove the strings with a spoon.
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I keep a few "used" canning lids around( the ones that you just pried off of the stewed tomatoes IYKWIM) -- they do great for scraping the guts out of pumpkins-- the kids can hold the little ones and I use the larger ones-- it should do fine for you to scrap that stringy goo out with.
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