Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Fresh Pumpkin Puree is SO easy and well worth it. Tastes a million times better than canned stuff for sure!

1 pumpkin....depending on how much puree you want size is up to you.(Mine was about 8lbs)

Cut your pumpkin in half with a large knife and scoop out all the seeds and "guts"

Chop it into several large chunks , remove the entire stem and "core"...You can skin it first but I find doing it after it is steamed is much easier.

Place it in a steamer over medium high heat.

My steamer only held 1/2 the pumpkin at a time.

Steam it until very tender(about 15 minutes)

Remove and allow to cool until you can comfortably handle it to remove the skin.

Chop into smaller pieces and place in a food processor

Turn it on high and Puree it up. Keep going until all the chunks are gone.

Cool completely and freeze.... 15 oz can = approx 1 3/4 cups so I like to divided it up and freeze it in "can" size.
My pumpkin yielded 10 cups. So about 5 3/4 "cans"

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