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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Puree, Homemade

Photo of Pumpkin Puree © Diana Rattray
This pumpkin puree is a great way to use that Halloween pumpkin. If you can't use it all at once, freeze it in small containers.

Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Ingredients:

  • 1 pumpkin, 4 to 5 pounds

Preparation:

To Steam:
Halve the pumpkin; remove seeds, pulp, and stringy portion. Cut into small pieces and peel. Place in a steamer or metal colander which will fit in a covered pot. Put over boiling water, cover, and steam for about 50 minutes, or until tender. Mash, purée in a blender or food processor, or put through a food mill. Use in any recipe calling for pumpkin purée.

To Boil:
Halve the pumpkin; remove seeds, pulp, and stringy portion. Cut into small pieces and peel. Cover with lightly salted water; boil for about 25 minutes, or until tender. Mash, purée in a blender or food processor, or put through a food mill. Use in any recipe calling for pumpkin purée.

Makes about 4 cups of pumpkin puree, enough to replace two 15-ounce cans.

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