How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree
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Baking a pumpkin pie is a fantastic way to welcome the season change and those cooler autumn months. If you're like most of us, you rely on your favorite canned pumpkin in order to create your delicious pies. But why not try your hand at DIY pumpkin puree? This homemade pumpkin puree is incredibly easy. It takes only a few minutes of prep and a bit of cooking time to produce a creamy puree. You can feel better knowing that your pie is made with fresh ingredients.
And an even better perk to making fresh pumpkin puree is that you can use it in a variety of recipes. Pumpkin is a versatile ingredient that can be used in pies, cookies, breads, oatmeal, curry, smoothies, homemade lattes, and even mac and cheese. The list is nearly endless. All you need for this Homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe is a small baking pumpkin, an oven, and a food processor. Keep this easy recipe in mind as you start planning your autumn and Thanksgiving feasts!
NotesNote: Remember to choose a small baking pumpkin for this recipe. These are grown specifically for cooking and baking purposes. Look for sugar pumpkins when you go to the store. These are small, easier to cut, and sweeter tasting than large carving pumpkins.
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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Wash the outside of the pumpkin and slice off the very top to remove the stem.
Cut the pumpkin in half, starting from where the stem was. Remove the seeds and fibers.
Place the pumpkin halves on a baking sheet (with the rind side down) and cook for 45 minutes.
Peel the skin off of the pumpkin.
Cube the peeled pumpkin and toss into a food processor.
Pulse the food processor until the pumpkin is completely smooth.
Use the pumpkin puree immediately or store in an air-tight container.
Now that you know how to make your own fresh pumpkin puree, here are a few recipes where you can use all of that creamy goodness.
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It just wouldn't be autumn without a fantastic pumpkin dessert to grace your dinner table.
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This intriguing dessert is a great party dish that will keep your guests coming back for seconds and thirds!
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