Friday, November 18, 2005

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Contest

Can you guess the weight of Big Bertha over there?

Leave your best guess in the comment section below.

Answer will be posted on November 28th.

I suspect that it is not a great eating pumpkin, but bonus points for figuring out approximately how many pumpkin pies this behemoth would make.

(If you are a food or other blogger and have a related link you would like to share, such as one to pumpkin recipes, pie crust tips, thanksgiving thoughts, etc., please include it in your comment.)

Happy Thanksgiving!


Cate said...

Wow, that IS a massive pumpkin. My guess > 246.

sylvie1950 said...

I'm guessing 325 lbs. I also listed my post on Thanksgiving and I have a link to a Sweet Potato Pie recipe.

the chocolate doctor מרת שאקאלאד said...

Hmm, looks heavier to me. I guess 500 pounds, 700 pies. My Pumpkin Challah recipe, and pix of a Jarrahdale pumpkin (the Lillian Gish of Pumkins) is at:

I guess this is the Mae West of Pumpkins.

FJKramer said...

Keep guessing folks.
I can't wait to try the sweet potato pie recipe (one of my husband's favorite) and I've already begun salivating over the thought of pumpkin challah.

Thanks for playing Guess My Weight

Ziz said...

Hmm..I guess 700 lbs :)

Sam said...

I am guessing 390 lbs

FJKramer said...

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

This pumpkin, spotted at California's Berkeley Bowl Marketplace, weighed in at 444 pounds.

I estimate it would make something like 300 pies, figuring about a third of its weight might be waste and figuring each pound of pumpkin "meat" would yield 2 cups of puree, assuming a recipe used 2 cups of puree per pie.