Recipe by PrincessCalynn
Unlike the store bought pumpkin, this homemade puree has a bright colour, soft texture and natural aroma. Aside from being a GREAT baby food, pumpkin puree is the main ingredient for our favorite Pumpkin and Fall recipes; soup, muffins, cookies and the list goes on.
Top Review by Mike's_Girl
Used this for the Opals Pumpkin Pie Recipe on Recipezaar and it turned out GREAT! I made about 10 pumpkins worth of this and it cooked perfectly in my round, glass casserole dishes with lids but took a bit longer to cook in my square glass casserole dishes with foil instead of lid. I used a hand mixer once and a blender the 2nd time... both worked well. To drain I lined a strainer with a cheese cloth like towel and dumped the pumpkin in, then I pulled the towel tight and twisted the water out (be careful when its hot!). Worked great and didn't need to wait overnight. Thanks for the recipe!! :)
Directions See How It's Made
- *Cut the skin off the pumpkin.
- *Cut pumpkin into 1 or 2 inch cubes.
- *Place in casserole.
- Cook in 350°F degree oven for one hour.
- Pumpkin is done when it is soft and "mushy" when pressed with a fork.
- With hand blender or food processor, blend until smooth.
- To remove excess liquid, place pureed pumpkin in strainer or cheese cloth and allow to drip overnight.
- Use right away or freeze in small amounts to be used in cooking and backing.
- *Cover large slices of pumpkin (with skin) in tin foil place on cookie sheet and after baking scrape the fruit from the skin and follow instructions for puree.