I harvested my sugar pie pumpkins and started processing them yesterday. I could only fit two in my oven so I still have some work to do, but I did manage to freeze two cans and one cup worth of pumpkin puree. I also roasted the pumpkin seeds.
For the puree, I cut the pumpkins in half horizontally, scooped out the seeds and stringy matter and rubbed the cut sides with oil. I then placed them face down in roasting pans with one cup of water each and baked them at 350 degrees for about 90 minutes. Once they were cool, I scooped out the flesh and put it in the food processor until it was pureed.
As a final step, I layed down cheesecloth in a colander, added the puree and let it "drip dry" for about an hour and then squeezed out the remaining liquids until it had the consistency of canned.
For the seeds, I boiled them in salted water (4 cups water, 2 teaspoons salt) for 15 minutes (this is the short version of soaking overnight). I then drained and mixed them with olive oil and tamari and baked in the oven with the pumpkins for about 30 minutes. They turned out quite tasty and my daughter loves them!
Thanks for all your hints and tips. I'll tell you soon what Miracle I performed with the green tomatoes to make them edible.