ASK THE PUMPKIN EXPERTS
IS LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN MADE FROM SQUASH OR PUMPKINS?
All pumpkins, including the Dickinson pumpkin variety LIBBY’S Special Seed were bred from, are a variety of squash belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family or gourd family (which also includes melons and cucumbers). Libby's proudly uses nothing but 100% pumpkin in our Libby's solid pack pumpkin. We do not use Hubbard squash, or other types of squash. Our Libby's pumpkins don’t look like traditional carving pumpkins, but that’s a good thing because they are much tastier and have a more pleasant texture than your average Jack O' Lantern (we don't recommend making LIBBY’S® Famous Pumpkin Pie from them!)
HOW MUCH PUMPKIN IS IN EACH SIZE CAN OF LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN?
A 15-ounce can of LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin contains about 1 ¾ cups of pumpkin. A 29-ounce can of LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin contains about 3 ½ cups of pumpkin. An 8oz can of LIBBY’S ® 100% Pure Pumpkin contains about 1 cup of pumpkin.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN PIE MIX AND LIBBY'S® 100% PURE PUMPKIN?
LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin is just that – pure pumpkin with nothing added – no salt, no sugar, no artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives. It's ready-to-use for all cooking and baking uses, we recommend trying it in our Pumpkin Chocolate Brownies, LIBBY’S® Pumpkin Roll, and our Mmmmm…Pumpkin Mousse. LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix contains 100% pure pumpkin and the perfect blend of traditional spices and sugar. Just add eggs and CARNATION® Evaporated Milk to the Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix, pour into an unbaked pie shell and bake for a delicious and easy dessert.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIBBY'S® 100% PURE PUMPKIN AND LIBBY'S® ORGANIC 100% PURE PUMPKIN?
Our organic variety is grown in Certified Organic Fields. The organic product is made in the facility separately than our regular pumpkin. The entire process, from growth to production has been Certified USDA Organic. Whether you choose LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin or LIBBY'S® Organic 100% Pure Pumpkin—both are fantastic in recipes like Pumpkin Cheesecake, LIBBY’S® Pumpkin Spice Latte, Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, and Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Nut Loaf.
ARE THERE ANY GMO INGREDIENTS IN LIBBY'S PUMPKIN?
There are no GMO Ingredients in our 100% Pure Pumpkin products. A third party, SGS, verified the Nestlé process for manufacturing this product with No GMO Ingredients: sgs.com/no-gmo.
HOW CAN I USE LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR EGGS, BUTTER, AND OIL IN BAKING?
Visit PUMPKIN SWAPS for all kinds of great recipes and substitutions with our LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin.
HOW CAN I TELL HOW OLD MY CAN OF LIBBY'S® 100% PURE PUMPKIN OR PUMPKIN PIE MIX IS?
Both our LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin and Pumpkin Pie Mix are labeled with a "Best By" date which is located on the bottom of the can. We do not recommend using products beyond this date, as it may not meet our quality standards.
HOW DO I STORE LEFTOVER LIBBY'S® PUMPKIN?
Scoop leftover pumpkin into a plastic container, seal it and it will last for 1 week in the refrigerator and up to 3 months in the freezer. If you’re freezing it, leave a bit of room at the top of the container for the pumpkin to expand when frozen. When the pumpkin thaws it may appear to separate due to air bubbles—this won’t affect its taste or texture in your recipes.
One handy suggestion would be to spoon pumpkin in ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, pop cubes out and transfer into a freezer-safe storage bag or container and freeze up to three months. Defrost individual cubes as needed.
Also try storing pumpkin in mini silicone muffins cups. Once frozen, pop cubes out and transfer into a freezer safe storage bag or container and freeze up to 3 months. Defrost individual cubes as needed.
HOW DO I MEASURE ADDED INGREDIENTS SUCH AS MORSELS, NUTS, COCONUT OR RAISINS?
Use a dry measuring cup and fill to the top only, not to heaping.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE BUTTER OR MARGARINE FOR SHORTENING OR VICE VERSA?
In baked goods, stick butter, margarine and vegetable shortening are interchangeable (cup for cup). However, shortening should not be used in place of butter in fudge or other candy recipes.
HOW DO I MEASURE THE FLOUR FOR BAKING RECIPES, DIPPED OR SPOONED METHOD?
In our NESTLÉ Baking Test Kitchens, we spoon the flour into the measuring cup/utensil and then level off the flour. We do this for all of our recipes.