Tuesday, October 21, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree for #PumpkinWeek


Hi and welcome to day 2 of #PumpkinWeek hosted by Terri of Love and Confections. We are celebrating our love of the season with a whole week of pumpkin goodies, leading up to National Pumpkin Day. 17 Food Bloggers have come together to share over 65 recipes with you. In addition to homemade pumpkin puree, pie, and cookies, we are also sharing savory pumpkin dishes like hummus, chili and pumpkin corn chowder.

Come back every day for #PumpkinWeek recipes. You can also find these great recipes and more on Love and Confections' #PumpkinWeek Pinterest Board!

On this, the second day, of #PumpkinWeek I'm sharing how to make your own pumpkin puree. Almost all of my pumpkin creations begin with pumpkin puree. Don’t buy it in a can, please. If you can wield a knife and turn on your oven, you can make your own pumpkin puree.

Here's what you have to do..,

Get a pumpkin. Any pumpkin. I've done this with thick-fleshed Cinderella pumpkins and, the most typical, sugar pie pumpkins. Whatever you use, it's the same process.

Ingredients
  • pumpkin
  • water

Procedure
Cut a hole in the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds – just like you would start a jack o’lantern. 


Fill the pumpkin half-way with water; you can add in lemon wedges or orange wedge, if you like. 


Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. It’s finished when you can easily press your thumb into the pumpkin flesh; it might take longer – or shorter – depending on the size and variety of pumpkin. 

Let cool. Drain the liquid out of the pumpkin. Now the fun begins. Scrape the flesh out and make a puree, using a potato masher. Now you’re ready for creating some pumpkin goodness.

Check out all #PumpkinWeek recipes for Day 2

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4 comments:

  1. Hmm. Interesting how many different versions there are to such a simple thing as pumpkin purée. I find that it freezes well too

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  2. That is awesome! I've never done homemade puree, but love how easy it sounds. We use a LOT of it and not just during the fall, so I will have to give it a try. :)

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  3. I love making and using homemade pumpkin puree. I refuse to make pumpkin pie out of the canned store-bought stuff.

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  4. Great post. A lot of people just buy canned stuff and don't know how to make their own.

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