Here is a Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Harvest the inner part of the pumpkin. The walls of a Jack O’ Lantern do not have to be thick. The longer pumpkins are easier to cut the usable part of the pumpkin from the inside without accidentally breaking through. After carving awhile, cut the holes for the eyes, nose, and mouth in the pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O’ Lantern. The reason for delaying making the cuts until well through part of the harvesting is if you accidentally break through that spot might become part of one of the holes, or might determine the back of the Jack O’ Lantern. Now, cut as much more from the inside as you are comfortable removing. You can use the holes you have added to be a guide as to when you are making it as thin as you feel you can. Place what is harvested into a bowl. Next, prepare some delicious pies. I used to get enough out of one pumpkin for five pies, then my wife would stop me. She had to bake them. After they were baked we would freeze them, and take one out for Thanksgiving, and another for Christmas. The others could be used at any time, or given away.
The trick is to harvest what you will eat before placing your Halloween decoration out. This is the best way to really enjoy one single pumpkin, and eliminates so much wasted food. I strongly recommend doing this if you plan to carve a pumpkin for Halloween. So, you really can eat your Jack O’ Lantern.