November 26, 2010

Making puree from fresh pumpkin

... is quite easy to do, just takes a long time to cook the pumpkin!

First, cut up the pumpkin and clean out the guts and seeds.

Place the cut up pieces face down on a foil-lined cookie sheet.

Cook at 200F until cooked through- the meat will be completely SOFT.

And last, mash it wish a potato masher and puree in a blender/or just put pieces directly in the blender and puree until very smooth and silky.
When it's pureed, put it in a strainer over a pot and drain out all excess water so that it will be the right consistency to bake with...
*Make sure you do NOT skip this step as the puree contains a lot of liquid.
But, the end result is DEFINITELY worth it!!! Pumpkin strawberry almond bread! DELISH!!!!!


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

When I roast the pupkin I also roast the pumpkin pips, they are delicious. Diane

Leesa said...

Hi Diane,

Yes, I do that, too... These were actually from a potimarron and the seed covers are WAY too think to eat, so I dried them and I'm saving them for my dad and step mom to plant in Costa Rica...
Have a nice weekend...

Ron said...

Hi Leesa!

OMG...this looks absolutely DELISH!!

They're three of my most favorite tasting things!

Pumpkin, strawberries, almonds!



Leesa said...

Hi Ron...

I've grown very fond of pumpkin this season as I've made sooo many different pumpkin things! It really IS a great flavour!! YUM YUM!!!
I love strawberries and almonds, too!
Have a great weekeend!