Cinderella pumpkins, also known as "fairy" or "storybook" pumpkins, are a variety of winter squash that is native to France. The Cinderella pumpkin is characterized by its round shape and deeply- ribbed, orange-hued skin.
Unlike other varieties of pumpkin, Cinderella pumpkins have a relatively short growing season and are typically harvested in late September or early October. Cinderella pumpkins are popular for use in both sweet and savory dishes. When cooked, the flesh of the Cinderella pumpkin is creamy and dense, making it ideal for use in pies and other desserts.
Additionally, the sweet flavor of Cinderella pumpkin makes it a popular choice for use in soups and stews. Pumpkins that are too ripe will have soft spots on the skin and should be avoided. Once harvested, Cinderella pumpkins will keep for several months when stored in a cool, dry place.