Our oven is quite small, so we're not baking so much since we moved here, but I really love baking during the fall and winter, so I was looking on Pinterest for new recipes last week and I found a few that looked amazing. They were made with pumpkin puree though, which is not a common ingredient here in Spain. I've never tried it actually before because it's almost impossible to find it here, so I decided to make my own pumpkin puree and I'm so happy with the result, it tastes awesome!
I thought it was difficult to make pumpkin puree at home, but you only need one ingredient: pumpkin. I've read that pie pumpkins are the best, but I think you can also use any other type. You should give this recipe a try because is so simple and you just need to roast the pumpkin and puree it in a food processor, that's all.
I can't wait to share with you some recipes using this awesome homemade pumpkin puree!
- This recipe works for any amount of pumpkin.
- Feel free to use any type of pumpkin, although pie pumpkin is better for this recipe because is sweeter and your pumpkin puree will be tastier.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree
- 1 pie pumpkin
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
- Cut off the top of your pumpkin and cut in half and then into quarters.
- Remove the seeds with a spoon.
- Place the pumpkin onto a baking tray skin-side down.
- Roast for 45 to 50 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
- Scoop out the flesh and add it to a food processor or a blender.
- Puree until smooth. Add some water if the pumpkin is too dry.
- Store it in the fridge in a sealed container.
Did you make this recipe?
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How much pumpkin puree does the average pie pumpkin produce?
Iosune Robles says
Hi Katie! I'm not sure about that, sorry! Have a nice day 🙂
I got just over five cups of puree from one pie pumpkin.
Iosune Robles says
Thanks for your kind help 🙂 Have a nice day!
I like that you post recipes for things that others who write recipes just assume the reader knows how to do! Thanks!
Hi Lauren! You're so welcome 🙂 Have a nice day!
Louann Chapman says
Pumpkin pie is a tradition in the States and we LOVE it! I felt so sorry when my son, who lives in Poland, couldn't find any either! He wanted to make a good old pumpkin pie for the holiday. So I told him to look for any orangish squash and he found the closest to it he could and it worked just fine! He said when he had his company over for the holiday dinner, they were grossed out. The idea of a "sweet" pie using a vegetable was beyond their imaginations. Most of them didn't like it. Ha Ha!
Hi Louann! I don't know why people are so closed minded... Pumpkin pie is not a typical Spanish dish, but I love it. I'm always trying new recipes and cuisines and most of them are amazing! Have a nice week 🙂