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How to Cook Pumpkin Puree + Video

Many recipes during the Holiday season call for Pumpkin Puree, and we are going to make sure you have this recipe under your belt.

pumpkinPumpkin puree can be used for various sweet & savory dishes throughout the colder months. Pies, breads & cakes, as well as soups, casseroles, stews & other side dishes.

Now, you can go with store bought pie filling when you’re making your Holiday pumpkin pie, but this is one place you will be happy you didn’t cheat, if you make your own pumpkin puree yourself.

How to Cook Pumpkin Puree:

About 7 pounds of fresh pumpkin will make 5 cups of puree.

We are using Ontario Sugar Pumpkins from Harvest Barn Country Markets today, who has a marvelous selection of pumpkins, squashes & gourds this season.

Type: Sauce Recipe

Serve with: a hearty main meat like honey ham
Prep Time: 12 min
Cook Time: 20 – 25 min
Yields: enough puree for 3 pumpkin pies

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:


  • Web Chef Review: Ontario Sugar Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets - cookingwithkimberly.com7 lbs fresh pumpkin – chunks
  • 2 tbsp oil – canola or vegetable


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Scrub the pumpkin first, removing seeds to save & toast for a separate, tasty snack.
  3. Mercer Tool Forged Chefs Knife Renaissance Series 10 Inch - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comCut the pumpkin up into manageable chunks.
  4. Lightly coat with oil.
  5. Bake in oven in a greased pan at 325 degrees F with the pumpkin rind side down until it is very tender – about 1 1/2 – 2 hrs.
  6. Scrape pumpkin from rind & puree in food processor or mash well. * Tip: If this mixture is too wet, strain it through cheesecloth until the water drips through – about 1 hr.
  7. Reserve as the main ingredient for your pumpkin pie filling.
  • Tip: If you don’t need all of the prepared pumpkin puree, just freeze it for another time.

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Pumpkin puree is easy to make and provides such flavor to so many dishes.

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Author: Ingrid Turner

Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings.

Ingrid is also a regular on her daughter’s cooking show, “Cooking with Kimberly” @ CookingWithKimberly.com.


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