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Homemade Pumpkin Puree (2 ways)

Zoe Mai
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree, with no additives, no sodium, and no food color added just pure Pumpkin.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kilo pumpkin
  • 1 cup water

Instructions
 

BOILED PUMPKIN PUREE METHOD

  • Clean and chop pumpkin into 1-2 inch size pieces
  • Place in a large pot, add water, cover the pot and bring to a boil, continue boil with low heat until it’s cooked and soft. It might take around 15 to 20 minutes, depends on how thick your pumpkin pieces
  • Drain and place in a blender, blend until smooth or you can just mash it with a fork until it's become a smooth texture.
  • Let it cool before puree it in a blender or food processor or mash it with a fork.

ROASTED PUMPKIN PUREE METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F
  • Slice the pumpkin in half, be sure to cut crosswise through the stem then scoop out the seeds and strings.
  • Place the halves, cut-side down, on a baking sheet.
  • Roast for approximately 40-60 minutes, or until tender.

Zoe's Notes

Place unused puree in a glass or plastic container and refrigerate for up to 7 daysTo freeze the puree place it in an airtight freezer-safe container and it will last for 3 to 4 months in the freezer.
Thaw frozen pumpkin puree container at room temperature before using. You will see a little liquid may separate, don't worried, just stir it back into the puree.
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