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Homemade Pumpkin Puree


  • 1 each Sugar Pumpkin / Pie Pumpkin
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil or Light Cooking Oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Take your pumpkin and clean it and dry it

  3. Place your pumpkin on a level surface and cut it directly down the middle

  4. Scrape the pumpkin halves clean - the "pumpkin guts," seeds and all in a scrap bowl

  5. Next, take the oil and rub it in the inside and outside of the pumpkin halves

  6. Place it in the oven for 50 minutes - take a fork to check if it is tender - if not, keep in the oven for 10 minute intervals until tender

  7. Let cool for 15 - 20 minutes and scrape insides from the pumpkin and place in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth

  8. Use immediately in your favorite recipes, keep in the fridge for 5 - 7 days or freeze for up to 6 months