It’s Pumpkin EVERYTHING Season!
So that means the stores will be trying to keep up with the demand of pumpkin puree.
If you are one of the unfortunate ones and cannot get your hands on pumpkin puree (a.k.a solid pumpkin pack) that all the recipes will be calling for this month and the months to come, you are in luck!
I am here to show you step by step how to make your own at home!
Easy and Cheap!
I love making my own Pumpkin Puree by taking my favorite variety known as the Cheese Pumpkin due to its roasting qualities and ratio of flesh to rind.
You can use other varieties of pumpkin, but I only use the cheese variety (also known as a milk pumpkin).
For a medium sized Cheese Pumpkin you will get about 3-4 cups of puree.
You can freeze the puree in 1 cup increments in an airtight container with a secure lid for up to 3 months.
Cut the pumpkin into manageable sized wedges and scrape out the stringy innards and the seeds.
Roast it flesh side down at 350°F until it is fork tender. Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Scrape the flesh and place as much flesh as you can get out of it into a food processor.
Process until you have no visible chunks.
I find that the homemade version is a lot more liquid than its canned counterpart. You can strain the excess liquid if you wish to make a more solid pack.
And there you have your own homemade pumpkin puree to use in all your pumpkin recipes this year!