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Pumpkin Puree

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Pumpkin Puree

November 3, 2014
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Pumpkin Puree

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

I always buy up those cute little pumpkins before Halloween so they perform double duty for me:  Before Halloween they can be cute decor for my home and after Halloween, I make pumpkin puree with them!

If you didn’t buy these little pumpkins yet, no worries.  They are still plentiful and quite possibly on sale!

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

The process is really simple.  The most tedious part is the getting the seeds out, but just enlist the kiddos — they’re good at it!

Here is what you will need to make 5 cups of prepared puree:

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

  • Small pumpkins (sometimes labeled pie pumpkins)
  • Sharp knife
  • Large spoon
  • Food processor

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Cut the top off the pumpkin

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Cut in half

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Scoop out all the seeds and stringy parts of the inside

***SEE HERE FOR WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THOSE SEEDS!**

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Place them cut-side down on a foil-lined baking sheet

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 45-60 minutes.  They should turn a darker version and be soft when pierced with a toothpick

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Allow to cool and easily peel the skin from the pumpkin

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Yum, fresh roasted pumpkin!

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Add  half the pumpkin to the processor and puree until smooth.  Process the other half.

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

I packaged mine up in mason jars, but you can use ziploc baggies to store and freeze until ready to use.

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Use in breads, muffins, cakes and pies.

Easiest way to make your own pumpkin puree.  Use in Pumpkin recipes!  Yum!

Happy baking!

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