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Make your own homemade pumpkin puree from scratch at home easy way in oven! Best Pumpkin recipes you’ll make, I promise. This method is healthy, quick and simple.

How to cook pumpkin puree at home
make your own pumpkin puree at home in oven in easy steps

WHAT IS PUMPKIN PUREE?

Pumpkin puree is simply the inside of a pumpkin that has been cooked through baking, roasting, steaming, boiling or sautéing and then blended or mashed to create a smooth puree. It can then easily be used in cooking and baking for both sweet & savory recipes! You can often find pumpkin puree canned in grocery stores, but during the excitement of pumpkin season, there is often a shortage.

That’s the reason I thought it would be great to share with you how you can make your own pumpkin puree at home simply by roasting your pumpkins to make your favourite fall dishes!

pumpkin puree

WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF PUMPKIN FOR MAKING PUMPKIN PUREE?

You might think big pumpkin means more pumpkin puree, don’t get tempted! Cause the big pumpkins  tend to be very stringy and not flavorful.

Instead, I recommend using a pie pumpkin or sugar pumpkin . During the fall and winter seasons, most stores will have them available. Try to pick pumpkins between 3-6 pounds — that’s usually when the flesh is best.

Discover here How to choose the best pumpkin!

Muscat squash
Muscat Squash
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
SPAGHETTI SQUASH
 jack-o-lantern pumpkin on bright background
jack-o-lantern pumpkin perfect for craving
Hokkaido pumpkin
Hokkaido pumpkins

DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOLS ?

You do need the following tools for making the process easier:

THE BEST METHOD TO CUT PUMPKIN

I found this easy simple  method  perfect for cutting the pumpkin to cubes and cooking without any effort:

  • You need to use a very sharp knife to cut the pumpkin in half on one side of the stem (with stem facing upward).

pumpkin sliced to two halves

  • Use a spoon to scoop out the pumpkin seeds and discard or save for roasting.

Scrap out the seeds from the pumpkin

  • Wash to clean from pumpkin seeds.

washed pumpkin

  • You don’t have to peel them, but if you want to make it easier to peel the pumpkin, place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until slightly soft.
  • Next, cut each pumpkin half into wedges.
  • pumpkin wedges
  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the skin of the pumpkin as best you can, it should come off fairly easy. You may even be able to peel it off without using a knife!
  • Cube pumpkin wedges into 1-inch cubes.

HOW TO ROAST PUMPKINS

Add the cubed pumpkins to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in preheated oven 375°F/176°C for 40-50 minutes. Peel off the skin and enjoy!

Pumpkin cubes lined on baking sheet

HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PUREE THE EASY WAY

  • Roast the entire pumpkin as explained above.

Roasted pumpkins

  • Peel off the skin and add the pumpkin flesh to a blender or food processor.

roasted pumpkin in vitamix blender

  • Process the pumpkin until it’s nice and smooth — about 2-3 minutes. Then it’s ready to use!

pumpkin puree Pumpkin puree

DELICIOUS RECIPES YOU CAN MAKE WITH PUMPKIN PUREE

The best Vegan Pumpkin Pie

No Coffee Kid Friendly Pumpkin Latte

Healthy Vegan One Bowl Pumpkin Bread ( Gluten Free)

pumpkin puree

How To Cook Pumpkin Puree At Home In Oven Easily

yasmin
Make your own homemade pumpkin puree from scratch at home easy way in oven! Best Pumpkin recipes you'll make, I promise. This method is healthy, quick and simple.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling 1 hr
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Meal Preparation
Cuisine American
Servings 3 Cups
Calories 41 kcal

Equipment

  • Sharp knife
  • Blender /food Processor
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

  • 3⅓ pounds Whole Pumpkin* 1.5 kg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (176° C).
  • Wash the pumpkin
  • Place the pumpkin on your cutting board.
    Muscat squash
  • Using a sharp knife slice to two halves .
    pumpkin sliced to two halves
  • Use a spoon to scrape out the stringy membrane and seeds. 
    Scrap out the seeds from the pumpkin
  • Wash and clean very well from any seeds
    washed pumpkin
  • Cut the pumpkin into large wedges.
    pumpkin wedges
  • Then cut to small cubes
  • Place the pumpkin pieces in a roasting pan which is lined with baking paper
    Pumpkin cubes lined on baking sheet
  • Bake for about 45 minutes, depending on the size of the pumpkin pieces, or until the pumpkin is tender when easily pierced with the tip of a sharp knife or a skewer.
  • Remove the pumpkin from the oven and leave it to cool until you can comfortably handle it.
    Roasted pumpkins
  • Then scrape the pulp from the skin into a food processor. Discard the skin. 
    roasted pumpkin in vitamix blender
  • Blend until evenly pureed, scraping down the side of the processor as necessary.

Storing:

  • The puree is now ready to use or refrigerate in an airtight container for 4 days.
    pumpkin puree
  • Alternatively, it can be frozen in an airtight container for 4 months. I recommend freezing it in 1 cup amounts. When the puree is defrosted, some liquid may separate; just drain it off.   

Nutrition

Serving: 10g | Calories: 41kcal | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword Pumpkin Puree, roasted Pumpkins
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