Homemade Pumpkin Puree- Steamed or Boiled
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- Ready In:
- Thoroughly wash the outside of the pumpkin.
- Remove the stem and fibrous material around the stem and the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Cube the pumpkin into large pieces.
- Place in a large pot with just enough water to steam the pumpkin.
- Boil for about 30 minutes or until both the pumpkin and the pumpkin skin are tender.
- Blend the steamed pumpkin, with the skin, in a blender set on puree until smooth.
- You can freeze for months or store in a refrigerator a couple of days prior to use in any recipe calling for pumpkin puree.
- Servings and yield depend on the size of the pumpkin and what recipes the puree is used inches.
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Excellent method for making pumpkin puree if you prefer to take your carotenes in pumpkin shape and refuse to buy the canned stuff. Made it with butternut squash and it turned out perfectly. After exactly 30 minutes steaming time the squash - skin included - was so tender that I would have been able to press it through a sieve instead of processing it in a blender, and it tasted better than any pumpkin puree I have made so far. Thank you so much for broadening my horizon about working with pumpkins and providing such a simple and healthy method of making pumpkin puree!
i was going to try making this with the crock pot method, but i had too much pumpkin to fit. so i decided to try steaming/boiling the rest. this is SO fast, only took about 20 minutes for mine to cook through! as for the crock pot batch... that's not gonna be done for another... say 5 hours :) thanks George for a quick and just as good alternative
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