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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Don't be intimidated by making homemade pumpkin puree. It's fun and you'll feel happy every time you open the freezer and see the fruit of your labor fun.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$4
Servings: 10 -13 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 7-10 inch sugar pumpkin, or regular pumpkin if sugars are not available.

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F
  2. Wash and cut pumpkin in half. Using a spoon, scrape out the seeds and pulp.
  3. Cut the pumpkin into 8 pieces and place them on baking sheets. Bake at 350F in the center of your oven for 50 min to 1 hour, or until fork-tender.
  4. Peel the skin off all the chunks and cut them into 1" pieces. Process in batches until the consistency of applesauce.
  5. Use it immediately or freeze puree for later use. To freeze, place 1 cup of puree into plastic ziplocs, pushing out all the air and sealing them shut. Store in the freezer until needed.