Pumpkin Puree

READY IN: 2hrs
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    medium pumpkin
  • cheesecloth (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • *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.
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