Friday, October 7, 2011

How to make Pumpkin Puree

This is a very short and sweet post on how to make pumpkin puree. Being the Halloween season, we can find pumpkins almost at every grocery store! There are quite a lot of recipes in which these puree can be used. Recently I made the Pull-apart pumpkin slice bread in which I had to make use of this puree. Its fairly simple to you go with the steps...


Pumpkin -as much as you need

Prep time: 30 mins


- De-seed the pumpkin and cut them into huge chunks.

- Steam the pumpkins using a steamer until the flesh turns tender to a fork inserted in the middle.
- Remove from steamer and scrap the flesh on to a plate using a spoon or fork
- On cooling, grind it in a blender and sieve it through into a bowl.

- Use as required and store remaining in an air tight container in the refrigerator or freeze for future use.

Foot note:

- Instead of steaming, you can put it in a baking tray, bottom coated with a cup of water. Place the flesh side facing down and bake at 300 deg F for 20 mins or until soft.
- Boiling the pumpkin may alter the taste of the puree considerably.So, not advisable.
- Passing the blended pumpkin through the sieve is optional. Just to make sure there are no lumps, you can do this process.

Linking this to Vardhinis Halloween Fiesta at Zesty Palette


  1. very useful puree which can be useful in other recipes ....... wonderful for the halloween month...... glad to follow u ..........

  2. Fantastic post.. loved it..:)

  3. A useful post!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  4. Thanks for the reminder to use a steamer! Need to dog mine out.

  5. Thanks for the sweet comments Dear, sure Halloween is round the corner and looks like you are on a pumpkin spree. Nice and useful post.

  6. Lovely, pumpkin puree will be very helpful in lots of Halloween dishes to come..


  7. Very informative post.Got to try making this and trying out your pull apart pumpkin bread.

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  9. This is an interesting & useful post...first time here,would like to share my event with you too.Appreciate your participation

  10. Great post..Thanks for sharing with us this easy method

  11. wonderful post, apt when halloween is around the corner..