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    Kate J's Note:

    Homemade Pumpkin Puree in the slow cooker! I scoured the internet for a recipe like this and didn't find one, so I decided to just try it and it works just as well as the traditional oven roasting method. In fact I think this was easier, no need to worry about it burning or monitor an oven for hours.

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    • 1 small pumpkin (See Note)
    • 1 tablespoon water (Nothing else but pumpkins are needed, but recipe zaar wouldn't take the recipe with only one ingredi)


    1. 1
      Wash the pumpkin. Remove the stem if it has one. Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp. I like to use an ice cream scoop or a melon baller for getting the stringy pulp out.
    2. 2
      Cut pumpkin into pieces, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until skin is soft and easy to piece with a fork.
    3. 3
      Puree in a blender or food processor. At this step you MAY need one tablespoon of water if doing it in the blender, but I don't recommend watering it down (this could make your pies watery), just do smaller batches if it sticks in your blender.
    4. 4
      Freeze or use within one week for pies, breads, cookies or your favorite pumpkin recipe.
    5. 5
      Note: I leave the skin on and puree it with the flesh. I remove any blemishes or dirty parts on the skin before cooking. It adds nutrients, a lovely color and does not alter the taste as far as I can tell.
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      Note: Size and number of pumpkins will depend the size of your slow cooker. The smaller the pumpkin the sweeter it will be, I like to use the small pie pumpkins (they are about 6 inches) and I can fit two in my 5 qt crock. I get about 3 cups of puree from one small pie pumpkin.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 12, 2010


      This is a total winner! I did this as written and it worked perfectly. I used my immersion blender to make it super smooth. I used it in a recipe and it tasted the same as if I used the canned stuff. The rind didn't make a bit of difference. Thanks for a great recipe.

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    • on December 23, 2012


      So easy, and the puree is so much better-tasting than canned pumpkin. I may never buy canned pumpkin again, except when real pumpkins are out of season! I removed the skin, as I did this for Thanksgiving pumpkin pie-didn't want to risk non-smooth puree. It was really easy to scoop the pumpkin out with a spoon after the pumpkin was cooked. I've got another one going for Christmas pumpkin pie now. Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 29, 2010


      This was a great idea and an easy to follow recipe. I had an 18 lb pumpkin I wanted to use instead of throwing out. I had to do mine in 2 batches because it would not all fit in my crock pot. One batch I left the skins on, and noticed that the puree was not smooth no matter how much I processed it, so the next batch I removed the skins before pureeing. I haven't used the skin-on batch yet, but I am sure it would be just fine in something like muffins or bread. I did use the non-skin batch and it yielded perfectly tasty pumpkin muffins that I gave out as gifts to my co-workers for Christmas. Thanks for posting this recipe! I will probably use it every year now to get rid of my Halloween pumpkins.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pumpkin Puree in the Crock-Pot

    Serving Size: 1 (15 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 0.0
    Calories from Fat 0
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 0.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.0 g

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