How to Make Pumpkin Puree


Pumpkin Tips


  • 1-3/4 cups puree = one 15-oz. can pumpkin
  • Select a cooking pumpkin (about 4-6 lbs.)
  • Wash and dry pumpkin before beginning steps below


Pumpkin Puree Step-by-Step




Step 1

With a small serrated or heavy knife, remove top of the pumpkin. Use a sawing motion to cut pumpkin into 4 quarters. Scrape out all of the seeds and stringy pulp.




Step 2

Place pumpkin, flesh side down, on a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.




Step 3

Bake at 350° for 45-60 minutes or until a fork inserted in the skin comes out easily.




Step 4

Scoop out flesh, add a few chunks at a time to a food processor and process until smooth.




Step 5

Place puree in a large strainer lined with 4 pieces of cheesecloth or 1 large coffee filter. Place strainer over a large bowl; cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Remove pumpkin from strainer and discard the liquid.




Step 6

Puree is ready to use or freeze for up to one year.



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