How to Cook Pumpkin
Have you ever cooked a pumpkin? Get these easy tips on how to cook pumpkin and make your own pumpkin puree. You'll never go back to canned pumpkin again!
Slice off the top of the pumpkin (stem).
Slice the pumpkin in half from top to bottom.
Scoop out all the seeds and pulp. (Save these for later if you plan to
the pumpkin seeds.)
lipped baking sheet
and spray with cooking spray.
Place the pumpkin halves cut side down on baking sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until tender.
Remove pumpkin from baking sheet, turn cut side up, and cool completely.
Scrape the flesh away from the skin.
or a blender to make a smooth puree.
If the pumpkin puree has too much moisture, strain it through
Use immediately, or freeze in
Ziploc freezer bags
in single-use size portions. (Cans of pumpkin are 15-ounces or 28-ounces. I freeze in either of these weights, measured with a
A pumpkin that weighs between 2.5-3 pounds should make approximately 15 ounces of pumpkin puree.
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