Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pumpkin Puree | how to make pumpkin puree at home

Next halloween, people in the US think twice before you go to grab a can of pumpkin puree and Indian bloggers don't drool over all the Halloween pumpkin specials floating around the food blogsophere. Here is the recipe to stop all that drooling ~ a homemade pumpkin puree recipe. Imagine all the goodies you can make with this. Give a whole new makeover to your morning breakfast with freshly baked pumpkin bread or wholewheat pumpkin pancakes. Give a twist to your regular brownies and make some pumpkin blondies. Oh, ideas seem to be flowing non-stop and all I am having is 2 1/2 cups of Pumpkin puree.

I made this during the season of Halloween and for the next few weekends my whole house was smelling of freshly baked pumpkin goodies. Oh bet me, nothing can beat that aroma. We have been having whole wheat pumpkin squares with cinnamon sour cream dip and wholewheat pumpkin pancakes with honey for breakfast and white chocolate chunks pumpkin blondies for dessert... A whole new breakfast menu and the huss was totally satisfied to see something different on his breakfast plate.

~*What U Need*~
Makes - 2 1/2 cups approx

Pumpkin - 1, smaller variety
Oil - to brush

How I Made it:
Cut the pumpkin into half and scoop out the seeds. Do not throw away the seeds. They can be roasted. Cut the pumpkin halves as shown below and rub oil on their skin.

Place the pumpkin cut side down on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 30-35 mins. When done, a fork or skewer inserted will pass through smoothly. Remove, allow to cool and when able to handle, scoop out the flesh. Take this in a blender and blend till smooth.

If too chunky add a few tbsp of water. Strain this to remove fibres and store till use.

Homemade pumpkin puree ready!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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39 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a very useful post Vimitha, nice step wise pictures too..

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  2. Good post,me too prepared it same way....

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  3. nice write up vimitha.. thanks for sharing the basic recipe..

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  4. Hi Vimitha, your pumpkin look so silky smooth. Thanks for sharing the recipe and step by step method.

    Have a wonderful week ahead,regards.

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  5. Vimitha this is a very useful post. There are tons of things we can make if this is at hand:)

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  6. I too love the home made puree,perfectly made..

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  7. love the texture of the puree. nicely done

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  8. Nicely explained ... Love the texture of the puree !!!

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  9. I always make my own pumpkin puree too... sometimes I just steam it and then puree it.

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  10. Have you seen anyone eating food just because of its colour. it me:-) Love the colour of it and tempting me to taste a spoon. Prepared soup using it long time ago. tempted to do it again.

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  11. I do both oven roasted and pressure cooked pumpkin puree, well done Vimitha.

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  12. That sounds easy and yum for desserts!

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  13. Seems so easy. Why am I wasting my money on cans of pumpkin puree?! Thanks for the easy steps.

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  14. Helpful post...Very nicely explained..

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  15. Yummy Puree Dear... and lovely template too...

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  16. Creamy and smooth puree..
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  17. what an appealing color of pumpkin puree....

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  18. Nice informative post Vinnetha

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  19. a very useful one.. next time i will remember this for halloween!

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  20. Lovely color and texture. Very informative post.
    Have a lovely day :)

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  21. wow gr8 recipe....nice to have it at hand

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  22. The colour's appealing! Love the glossiness as well!

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  23. Vimitha, I learn something from you today! Now I can prepare to bake pumpkin cheesecake!

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  24. Never thought of making this at home. looks so colorful. thanks for sharing

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  25. Wow just looks like a mango puree, beautiful posts and so simple its to make.
    Thanks for sharing it here.

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  26. Looks so colourful and beautiful.Thanks for the easy but useful recipe!

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