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Pumpkin Purée

Pumpkin pureé is a versatile ingredient for endless pumpkin recipes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Processing 1 min
Total Time 14 mins


  • Food processor


  • 2 small pie pumpkins (not pumpkin pies, but pumpkins from which pies – or other pumpkin goodies - could be made)


  • Carefully cut through each pumpkin, removing the pumpkin fibers and seeds.
  • Discard the fibers, but rinse and pat the seeds dry so they can be roasted later!
  • Working with 2 pumpkin halves at a time, place them, cut-side down on a microwave-safe plate and microwave them for about 6-8 minutes on high power, or until the pumpkin halves are soft. 
  • Test them by piercing the skin with a paring knife. If it went in easily, they are done.
  • Let the pumpkin pulp cool a bit, then scoop it out.
  • Place the pulp in the bowl of the food processor fitted with a metal ‘S’ blade.
  • After a few pulses, the pulp should be smooth and ready to use or freeze for later use.
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