Pumpkin Recipes: How to Make Pumpkin Puree


A photo of Vickie MorganI really don’t know what happened to Bat and me in our childhoods, we both didn’t like pumpkin pie until we were in our early forties. Can you believe it – never liked pumpkin anything? We didn’t start eating greens until our thirties and just recently started really liking sweet potatoes. I don’t know if we had this weird thing going on, that if it was red, orange or green, we wouldn’t eat it, or what.

So, over the years, I grew pumpkins, but they were only to carve and make the girls’ Halloween pumpkins. We’ve given them away, and a few times we did fundraisers for church and sold them. But now that we’ve decided we like pumpkin pie, I had a problem.

How do you get that flesh out?

A lot of you, I know, probably already now how to do this, and are kind of giggling to yourself, but I was in the dark. I couldn’t ask Mom, she had always used canned pumpkin. So, I sat down and looked it up online. Thank goodness for the Internet, or I’m really sure I wouldn’t have made it. I read many posts and watched a very interesting video. By the time I got done I thought, jeez, I should have done this long ago.

So here it goes, it’s about the easiest thing ever.

Wash the outside of your pumpkin well and then cut it into wedges. I cut mine into fourths. Lay pumpkin wedges in a roaster pan and fill with about 1 inch of water.

Sue Lackey
12/21/2009 1:56:12 PM

How much Pumpkin in that recipe? I don't see a measurement, but it definitely can't be the whole 8 cups?! Thanks

11/28/2009 2:51:49 AM

Gabriele, I'm so sorry -I left out the most important ingredient in the pumpkin cake roll! I'm definetly getting feel old now. It's 2/3 cup of pumpkin. thanks for catching that. vickie

Gabriele _1
11/27/2009 6:20:26 PM

How much Pumpkin in that recipe? I don't see a measurement, but it definitely can't be the whole 8 cups?! Thanks

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