First, wash the pumpkins and remove any dirt, and also remove the stems. Put the pumpkins into the oven whole. These pie pumpkins had an extremely think shell and were nearly impossible to cut when uncooked. Bake the pumpkins for 2-3 hours at 350 degrees, until the insides are soft.
WARNING: This makes a mess of your oven!
|Whole pumpkins all cooked.|
|Pumpkin shell (see how thick it is?) all scooped out.|