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Pumpkin Puree

pumpkin pureeYou know, making things from scratch is pretty awesome! Knowing you are feeding your family delicious, non-processed food items is very rewarding.

There are so many terrific recipes calling for pumpkin puree this time of year, and honestly, it is so easy making this yourself.

Now, make sure to grab a Sugar Pumpkin. These are the best for a puree and you just won’t get the right flavor from others.

To get started, simply use a knife to pop the stem off, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds. (You know not to throw the seeds, right?  Roast those up for some amazing taste and nutrition.)

pumpkin puree

pumpkin puree

Line a pan with parchment paper and place them in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours.

pumpkin puree

Scoop out the flesh…

pumpkin puree

…and put flesh into a food processor.  Puree until smooth consistency.

pumpkin puree

pumpkin puree

And I’m happy to report that you can freeze your puree! I scoop one cup of puree into baggies and label it.  This way I can pull it out any time I need it and it’s healthier then puree from a can.

pumpkin puree

Try the puree in one of these delicious recipes:

Pumpkin Empanada recipe

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Puree

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Pumpkin Puree

Ingredients

  • 1 Sugar Pumpkin

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Remove stem with knife.
  3. Cut in half.
  4. Scoop out seeds.
  5. Line pan with parchment paper and place pumpkin on pan, cut side down.
  6. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a knife can easily slide into the skin.
  8. Cool the pumpkin and scoop out the flesh.
  9. Place in food processor and puree until smooth.
  10. Freeze leftovers.
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