To cube a fresh pumpkin, first soften the pumpkin by microwaving it for about 2 minutes on HIGH. Then place it on a cutting board and cut in half vertically with a chef’s knife.
To clean out the pumpkin halves, use a spoon to remove the seeds and stringy pulp. Set the seeds aside if you want to toast them or* use them in other recipes.
Place the pumpkin halves, cut sides down, on a cutting board, then cut each half in half lengthwise.
Use a paring knife to remove the peel in small sections. Don’t worry if you remove some of the flesh while you’re removing the peel.
Place the peeled pumpkin quarters on the cutting board, hold firmly with your