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NotQuiteMotY

How to Mess Up Pumpkin

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NotQuiteMotY

I did the dumb thing. We had a gift pumpkin that grew out of the compost pile, and I decided to puree and freeze it this week for later baking. Last night I chunked half of it and roasted it, with the intent of doing the rest today. Only problem?

I left it to cool on the counter a little long. Like, overnight. So now I'm debating whether it's okay, whether it would be okay if I heated it through again, or whether I should just throw away two-thirds of a pumpkin.

Anyone have any thoughts? Or at least some similar story that'll make me feel better about wasting several bread loaves' worth of pumpkin?

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Maggie Mae
2 hours ago, NotQuiteMotY said:

I did the dumb thing. We had a gift pumpkin that grew out of the compost pile, and I decided to puree and freeze it this week for later baking. Last night I chunked half of it and roasted it, with the intent of doing the rest today. Only problem?

I left it to cool on the counter a little long. Like, overnight. So now I'm debating whether it's okay, whether it would be okay if I heated it through again, or whether I should just throw away two-thirds of a pumpkin.

Anyone have any thoughts? Or at least some similar story that'll make me feel better about wasting several bread loaves' worth of pumpkin?

I leave food out all night and nothing every happens. My house is usually around 69/70F. I think it will be fine. 

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JillyO

Agreed, I do that all the time and I've never, ever, had any problems. (I don't live in the tropics or anything though. If you live in extreme climates without A/C, that'd probably be a different story.)

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catlady

agreed; you should be fine.  i've left baked pumpkin (and other things) out overnight several times without incident.  

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NotQuiteMotY

We're having unseasonably warm weather right now, but it's still going down to the sixties at night, so I guess it's okay? Usually if I leave stuff out, it's something like the cat's wet food can, so I'm not used to this!

Thank you all. You've made me feel a bit better!

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