I decided to try my hand at making some pumpkin puree....why not I also roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time, so why not give it a shot?
Here is what I did....
I had two small pumpkins, and when I say small I mean they were about 2-4 lb pumpkins. The kids got two from a library program. I cut them both in half. Like I said on Tuesday, we took out the seeds then I scraped all the extra sticky orange stuff...I am sure it has a technical name ,but it's not coming to me....you know what I talking about! I put in the halved pumpkins (skin side up) into a large roasting pan. I then filled the bottom of the pan with water. I put enough water that it covered the bottom of the pan (in order for the water to steam the flesh of the pumpkin. Bake at 375 for 1 hour (that is all mine needed. The instructions I read said 90 minutes.....so check it after an hour). I removed my pumpkins from the oven and put them on a plate to cool for about 5 minutes. Then I scooped out the flesh, only leaving the skin to toss in the trash. I scooped the flesh directly into my food processor. I processed it to the puree of my liking and then put it in a plastic container and put it in the fridge until I can decide what yummy things to make with it. Maybe pumpkin bread, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cookies, I just can't decide!
Do you have any super yummy pumpkin recipes on hand that call for pumpkin puree? If so, please leave me a comment or shoot me an email I would love to try them out!!