Pumpkin puree, a smooth and flavourful mixture of pure pumpkin, provides the foundation for many delightful desserts. From pies and tarts to muffins and quick breads, pumpkin puree makes these sweet treats delicious.
It’s great to make this recipe ahead and freeze so that you’ll have plenty on hand to add to seasonal sides or your go-to pumpkin pie. You can use the pumpkin puree in any recipe that calls for canned puree. As a general rule, 3 pounds of fresh pumpkin will yield about 3 cups of mashed and cooked pumpkin.
Yields: 4-5 servings
Preparation time: 45 minutes to 1 hour (peeling and chopping included)
Cooking time: 30 minutes