I have ALWAYS made my own pumpkin puree. There are several reasons why – it’s cheaper, easy to make but the biggest reason is it simply tastes better! There is just such a better flavor when making your pumpkin goodies when using a homemade pumpkin puree.
Check out my recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Puree. You are going to be astonished by how simple this whole process is!
1 whole raw pie pumpkin (yeps that’s all!)
Pre-heat oven to 327 F. Cut your pumpkin in half. Scrape out seeds and pulp.
Lie pitted pumpkin halves, cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with foil. Bake for 1 hour or until tender.
Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes or until you can handle by hand. Using a spoon scrape out pumpkin into a bowl or blender.
Puree in the blender until soft and smooth.
Set aside and use right away, or place in an tight container and store in the fridge for up to one week. You can also freeze your pumpkin puree for future uses!