Homemade Pumpkin Puree (How to Cook a Pumpkin)
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Ahh Pumpkin…. every fall I look forward to all things pumpkin including my delicious pumpkin spice latte and all of the cinnamon-y pumpkin desserts.
Most pumpkin desserts start with a can of pumpkin puree which is none other than cooked mashed pumpkin. Did you know you can quickly and easily make your own at home?
It’s really quite simple to make and it’s really inexpensive! The first thing you’ll notice is how beautiful the color is, more of a bright yellow than a deep rusty orange color and the flavor is wonderful.
When choosing your pumpkin, look for a small brightly colored pumpkin with little green or blemishes. Be sure to choose a variety intended for cooking such as sugar pumpkins for the best flavor and texture. A 5 pound pumpkin should give you about 2 cups of puree.