Make Your Own Pumpkin Puree

| 11/6/2014 9:53:00 AM

Tags: Pumpkin, Homesteading, Erin Sheehan,

Erin SheehanWe grow a lot of pumpkin and winter squash. I like to make pumpkin soup, bread, waffles, cookies, you name it. Pumpkin makes everything better, right? This is a Sweet Meat pumpkin from our garden.



Until recently I processed my pumpkins in the oven by cutting them open and baking them. But I find that method dries the flesh too much for my taste. Instead I use my pressure cooker. It takes a bit longer because I can only do half or even less of one at a time, but I fit it in while I’m doing other things in the kitchen.

From November through January, I’ll process one or two pumpkins a week and use them as I go along. Here’s how I do it in the pressure cooker.


11/10/2014 1:15:09 PM

Hi Mary, thanks for the comment. I love the flavor of pumpkin. We make pretty much everything pumpkin. It is a lot more work this way, that's true. I tend to do it Saturday and Sunday mornings, between reading the paper, having coffee. Our quiet time.

11/9/2014 9:00:12 AM

Hi,Erin, Do you use the pumpkin in so many things to substitute for oil, or do you just like the pumpkin flavor? I don't think your idea would work for me because you are cutting up raw, hard, pumpkin and squash, and that is far more work - especially for older hands. I'm needing to look for more simpler ways of doing things for both myself and Larry. Happy blogging! Mary from Old Dog New Tricks!

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