Every Fall I get so excited about baking! It’s all about making pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. There’s nothing like making Homemade Pumpkin Purée from fresh pumpkins. There’s such a big difference in the taste than what you buy in the cans from the store.
How To Make Pumpkin Puree
- First, take your fresh pie pumpkin and slice it down the middle. Take the two halves and start scooping out the seeds with a spoon.
- Once the seeds are removed, you can roast those for snacking if you like. Lay cut side down of the pumpkin halves face down on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees. Allow to cool.
- Once cool, flip each side over and scrape all of the flesh out of the shell. Pace in a blender.
- Blend for just a few seconds until creamy.
- Your pumpkin puree is ready to be used or you can now freeze it for later use.
- If freezing the puree, scoop 2 cups in a freezer bag. Will store in the freezer for a good year.
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How To Puree Pumpkin
It’s quite easy to puree this fresh pumpkin that you just roasted. Once it is cool, just scrap out all the flesh. Put it all in a blender and you can just hit the “pulse” or “blend” button for just a few seconds. There you go. It’s that easy to make your own pumpkin puree.
How To Store Pumpkin Puree
Fresh pumpkin can be stored in the fridge for just a few days. I like to put mine in the freezer where it will last all year long. That way, I am able to make pumpkin bread or pie in February if I like haha.
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Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- 1 Fresh Pumpkin Pie
- 1 Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Take and slice the pumpkin down the middle, longwise.
- Scoop out the seeds from each half. Discard them or safe for roasting separately.
- Place cut side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Allow to cool.
- Once cool, scoop out the flesh and place in a blender.
- Pulse or blend for a few seconds until nice and creamy.
- Enjoy fresh in smoothies, breads or pie.
Prepare For The Freezer
- If you are storing your fresh pumpkin purée in the freezer, place the puree in a freezer bag or container. Will stay fresh for a year.