Sunday, October 20, 2013

Homemade pumpkin puree

 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil.

Cut the pumpkin in half. Remove the seeds with a metal spoon or ice cream scoop works very well.
Save the seeds for roasting!!! 
They’re easy to roast..Wipe them off with a paper towel then place in a single layer on a cookie sheet..Roasting them for a short time like 15 min. at 160 degrees would be better  because, it helps to preserve their healthy oils. That 's how my dad used to do it...delicious, healthy and fun.

Cut the pumpkin into smaller pieces and peel. Add to the boiling water and cook for about 25-30 minutes, until the flesh is tender. Puree the pumpkin in a food processor or blender.
If you have more puree than necessary, freeze the rest of it for future use.
Hmmmm... now my home smells pumpkin :D
Ready to use for pumpkin pie, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, waffles, pudding, pumpkin soup which I love it :)and more...

Here is the pumpkin bread recipe I shared earlier.

Happy Autumn


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  3. I love making homemade pumpkin puree. Great recipe :)

  4. We did this last year and I want to try it again. Thanks for the reminder - I've got to get some pumpkins :)

    Have a great day :)

  5. I think this is something my 13 month old would love to try. It looks so yummy....almost like sweet potatoe. But I'm sure it doesn't taste anything like it. Will try it though. Thanks

  6. How delicious sounding!
    Stopping back by from the blog hop!

  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Following thru bloglovin! Great meals, too! Melissa ( )

  8. Hi Yonca! Visiting you back from my blog and following you via Bloglovin! I made a pumpkin pie last year from fresh pumpkin like your recipe and it was really good....just a lot of work!!

  9. Yonca,
    Your post is perfect to go along with a recipe I'll soon be posting. I had never made puree from pumpkin before and had to look it up a little while ago. I will link back to your post on my blog, now that I know you have it here. =0)

  10. I'll have to try and make my own puree... I've been taking more risks with things like that since I started gardening! Awesome post!

  11. omg! I love your blog!!! I feel like we have the same idea.... cooking is very much part of crafting!
    mary ann from thirdeaardear(A Crafter's blog)

  12. Hi,Thanks for following my blog. Stopping by to follow back and check out your site. I love all the pumpkin flavored things that come out this time of the year! This looks yummy.

  13. Hi,Thanks for following my blog. Stopping by to follow back and check out your site. I love all the pumpkin flavored things that come out this time of the year! This looks yummy.

  14. Hi Yonca, thanks for popping by my blog earlier this week. I've been looking through yours and seen some awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to getting some inspiration and trying new recipes out :)
    Shona @ Shushkat

  15. I've always wanted to make my own pumpkin puree, I need to try this out!


  16. A great idea and easy. The pumpkin bread sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

  17. I have never done anything with a pumpkin,, but maybe some day I will!

    I AM looking forward to a pumpkin dessert that my book club member is making on Monday. I'll think of you as I'm enjoying it. :)

  18. stopping by to say hi! hope you're doing well :)

  19. mmm i love pumpkin bread! thanks for sharing this! i was thinking about roasting pumpkin seeds too recently.

    stopping by from meet & greet hop! new follower on GFC & bloglovin!

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  21. thank you so much for stopping by and following my blog. I'm your newest follower on bloglovin. I am so excited for pumpkin recipes, this bread looks like something that would go great with some honey cinnamon butter.


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