Pantry time shown is for storage in a cool (50° - 60° F) dry area; if kept at normal room temperature, storage times will be shorter.
Refrigeration is not recommended, as it will harm the texture and flavor.
To freeze: (1) Cut pumpkin into sections and remove seeds; (2) Cook pumpkin until soft; (3) Remove pumpkin pulp from rind and mash; (4) Let cool and then place in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
Freezer time shown is for best quality only — foods kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
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