How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 Pie Pumpkins
  • Water- by the Tablespoon
  1. Now grab those cute lil pumpkins and a very sharp knife. Or have your amazingly handsome bearded husband {that I refer to as Mountain Man} cut them for you. I chose the latter of course. Something about my mountain man workin' doing man things really makes my skirt fly up. Oh, also start heating your oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Cut the tops off of them. Forgive your handsome bearded husband when he doesn't cut them straight and makes your lighting look blue.
  3. Cut the pumpkins in half and then half again. You want to quarter them. Now lean over and give your hubs a kiss for cutting them for you- even if they aren't perfectly straight. If you cut them yourself then kiss yourself- no judgement here.
  4. Now it's time to scoop those babies out! Using a spoon is the easiest way to do this. You are scraping out the "insides." Put them in a separate bowl. You want to save them seeds to make a delicious, scrumptious, melt-in your mouth treat.
  5. It's time to get to baking, baby! Put those suckers on a baking sheet. We like to bake everything on our silicone baking mats (affiliate link). They are the best! NO having to put elbow grease into clean up time! Say whaaaat?!? Bake for 45min-1 hour. They will be fork-tender when done.
  6. They will look nice, yummy, and roasted- like Mountain Man on a hot workin' day.
  7. Now use a spoon to scrape out the meat- like you would with an avocado. I scooped then scraped.
  9. Put into blender or food processor. We used our Ninja blender. That thing really is like a ninja- it can change ice cubes to snow in 0.7 seconds. Besides the point, though. If your 1 year old is sleeping- you may have to take this out to your front porch to blend, but I wouldn't know anything about that. 
  10. Add water if needed, one Tablespoon at a time. We ended up using 6ish Tablespoons. You may need more. You may need less. It all depends on what consistency you want your squash  pumpkin puree. 
Recipe by The Easy Homestead at