First, cut your pumpkin in half
Next, Scoop out the insides. An ice cream scoop works well for this.
Cook the pan in a 450 degree oven for about 45 minutes or until you can pierce the pumpkin easily with a fork
After peeling the skin off the pumpkin, run it through the food processor for a minute.
If you're not going to use your pumpkin right away, you can freeze it. Do not try to can it and leave it on the shelf. Pumpkin is a low in acidity and will spoil.
It doesn't take a long time to cook and puree your own pumpkin and it tastes so much better than canned. Over the next couple weeks, I'll be putting up recipes to give you ideas of what you can do with your pumpkin!