Use firm, bright-coloured pumpkins.
To bake, cut in half, scrape out the seeds and pulp, and brush
the inside with melted butter and a little salt.
Cover with foil.
Bake at 350 F for about 50 minutes, or until tender.
Scoop pulp from skin.
Mash or beat until smooth.
A 3 lb pumpkin yields 4-5 cups.