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Homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe

This recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Puree gives you step-by-step instructions to make your very own fresh pumpkin puree at home.  It’s simple, tasty and requires just one ingredient: pumpkin!  Use in breads, pies, cakes, soups and more.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 1 small Pie Pumpkin or sugar pie pumpkin


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Wash the pumpkin to remove any dirt, then slice off the stem and cut the pumpkin in half.
  • Scoop out the seeds and either save for another use or discard. Place the halves cut side down onto a baking sheet or baking dish.
  • Add about ¼" water to the bottom of the baking dish, then cover with aluminum foil and roast for 40-50 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle it, then carefully scoop out the flesh (discard the skin), place into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  • You can either use immediately in a recipe, or cool completely and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freezer for up to 3 months. Enjoy!