After you scoop out and carve your pumpkin, dip it in a large container of bleach and water (use a 1 tsp:1 gal mix). The bleach will kill bacteria and help your pumpkin stay fresh longer. Once completely dry, (drain upside down), add 2 tablespoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice to a quart of water. Brush this solution onto your pumpkin to keep it looking fresh for weeks.
1) Give your pumpkins a bath in 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. Soak them stem side down to keep them from bobbing up out of the water. 2) After letting them sit for 10 minutes or so, dry them off and then buff with Vaseline and a soft cloth to make them shiny.
Crock Pot Pumpkin Butter recipe. Who is ready for all the delicious pumpkin recipes? This recipe is super easy to make too. You just toss all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let the crock pot do its thing! Check it out here!