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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade pumpkin puree has a fresher flavor than canned and has more nutrients too, but if you don’t know how to cook a pumpkin, don’t worry at all because I’m going to share the recipe of a perfect homemade pumpkin puree here with you step by step. So cook your own pumpkin puree and use it right away or freeze for soups, pies, cakes, muffin and more …

cooked pumpkin
cooked pumpkin

ingredients for pumpkin pure

A pumpkin is all you need to make a delicious homemade pumpkin pure. The size of the pumpkin is up to you.

pumpkin
pumpkin

Directions

First wash the pumpkin well. Now remove the stem and cut the pumpkin to smaller pieces.

remove the stem
remove the stem

Remove the seeds. You can save the seeds to roast them later.

remove the seeds
remove the seeds

Place the pumpkin pieces in a large pan and add 1/4 cup water too.

put in the pot
put in the pot

Cover the pot and let the pumpkin cook on medium heat for about 1 to 2 hours until a fork pierces through the pumpkin easily. There will probably be some liquid in the bottom of your pan so increase the heat to high, uncover the pot and let it simmer until the liquid evaporates.

cook the pumpkin
cook the pumpkin

Allow the pumpkin to cool enough that you can handle and then remove the flesh from the shell with a spoon.

scrape the flesh
scrape the flesh

Place the cooked pumpkin in a food processor.

pulse several times
pulse several times

Pulse 4 to 6 times until smooth.

pumpkin puree
pumpkin puree

Now your fresh homemade pumpkin puree is ready to use. You can also keep it in fridge for 1 week or freeze it up to six months.

cooked pumpkin
cooked pumpkin

 

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