Pumpkin Purée

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Kris Mullen
This easy replacement for canned pumpkin can be frozen in small batches so you always have it on hand.


  • 1-2 Small pumpkins (about 8 pounds each)
  • water (as needed)


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Slice the top of the pumpkin off with the stem. Cut the pumpkin into quarters. Scoop out the inside and discard. (Save seeds if you wish to make toasted pumpkin seeds.)
  • Place the pumpkin quarters onto the cookie sheet and bake for 45 – 60 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  • When the pumpkin has cooled to room temperature, peel off the skin. This should be fairly easy to do by hand. Discard the skin.
  • Place the roasted pumpkin in a food processor and pulse until smooth. You may need to add some water. I used about ¼ cup.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freeze for future use.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 138
  Calories from Fat 4 (3%)
(1%)Total Fat 1g
(1%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(0%)Sodium 5mg
(51%)Potassium 1799mg
Total Carbohydrate 34g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(11%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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