Here he is with his innards all exposed. This pumpkin was a bit larger than a "pie" pumpkin, but according to Ree, it ought to work fine. I used my ice cream scoop to get the guts out since the melon-baller bit the dust when I made those funky pear preserves.
So, here he is , all drawn and quartered ( actually eighthed) and laid out on a baking sheet. It took two of these dinky pans to hold it all, but it is all in the oven as I sit here. It smells like something is happening. I'll be sure and post more pictures as things progress. I know you won't be able to sleep until you see how it turns out. True Blood starts in a few minutes, so you can be assured that you won't see more pumpkin tonight. Buuaahhahahaahahaha!