Pumpkin (Pressure Cooker)
How to Make Pumpkin (Pressure Cooker)
- Now the idea for pressure cooking pumpkin came from a website (credited) that cooked a whole 2 1/2 lb sugar pumpkin in a large pressure cooker. Our 'pumpkins' are a bit larger. This one I bought weighed in at about 3 kilos or about 6 lbs, so obviously it is not going to fit. A note about that bad spot, think of a potato, if there is a bad spot, simple cut it off, same applies to squash.
- Add the water, place the lid on the cooker and lock, add the weight and bring up to high heat. When the weight (jiggler) starts to move and vent pressure (indicating full pressure), turn the heat to low or medium low to just maintain the jiggler moving and venting. Start your timer for 5 minutes.
- When 5 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner. Leave the cooker alone and let it drop pressure naturally on its own, about 10-15 minutes.
- When you have indications of zero pressure in the vessel, remove the weight then the lid.