Do you want to know what my secret is to a clean pumpkin? It might surprise you, and you already have it.
I’ve been carving my children’s pumpkins for the last few years, when I was younger my dad used to carve ours. He was amazing at it, he was a real artsy type of person; we always had the best pumpkins and took them with us to my grandparent’s house when we trick-or-treat. We lived in a small area which trick or treat was during the day and always before Halloween so we would go over to my grandparent’s house to treat; we ALWAYS got the best candy and LOTS!
Since he’s no longer around, I’ve been doing the carving and pumpkins can be so hard to carve! I do all of my by hand manually; those pumpkin carvers…yeah they don’t work….in fact the one I had BROKE! The “pumpkin guts” can be the hardest thing to remove thoroughly and while this may seem like a no-brainer this is the best tool ever.
Seriously. The BEST pumpkin tool. EVER! I use this to get all the “guts” out of my pumpkin. The key is scraping the inside of the pumpkin the scoop helps easily scoop the “guts” into a bowl. It doesn’t take very long to get it all out and honestly, it comes out much easier and faster than using your hands or a spoon.
After is a clean and clear pumpkin doing this first helps with the carving of your pumpkin so you don’t get any of the stringy stuff when you’re cutting. I do this each year and I am amazed at how clean I can get the pumpkins.
Do you have any carving or cleaning tips? Feel free to share them in the comments section, it’s love to hear.