How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree (Recipe)




My husband taught me how to puree a pumpkin recently. I would have never thought it would be so easy! Why buy the canned puree when you can easily make it your self. Once he made me a homemade pumpkin pie (I will share the recipe soon) I realized I would never want store bought or canned again. 


First you need a baking pumpkin. Slice open the top of the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds – do not throw them away. Here is a recipe you can use to make roasted pumpkin seeds, so delicious! 

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. Baking Pumpkin
  2. Blender
  3. Oven/Rice Steamer
  1. There are several methods on how to soften (cook the pumpkin) I cut mine up into chunks and them put them in my rice steamer with a very little water in the bottom and allowed to cook until soft. If you do not have a rice steamer then you can place in your oven and cook on 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Once softened then with a spoon scoop out the inside of the pumpkin separating the flesh of the pumpkin from the inside when add to a blender (I used my Vitamix). Easy as pie - there is a homemade puree you can use for baking breads, cookies, pies, you name it! Plus it is natural with no preservatives!
  1. Tip: Freeze in a ziploc bag and enjoy pumpkin breads, cookies and pies all year long!
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  1. This is much easier to do than I would have thought it was. I need to try those roasted pumpkin seeds, too, they sound interesting.

  2. I’m going to have to try this!

  3. Now this is cool because we wasted some pumpkin and we could have saved them in the freezer.

  4. Pinned…thanks for the great tutorial.

  5. Our pumpkin is still going strong on our porch! πŸ˜‰ We should puree it! I’ve never tried this before. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I make pumpkin puree every fall! It makes the best pumpkin pie! πŸ™‚

  7. hmmm, never thought of making my own. Thanks.

  8. This is an awesome recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  9. that was a great how-to πŸ™‚

  10. Approximately how many cups or ounces of pumpkin puree did your pumpkin yield?

  11. Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy!

  12. I will never buy a can of pumpkin again. At least, I don’t plan to. I have been making my own for a few years and LOVE it.

  13. I love homemade pumpkin puree to bake with

  14. I had no idea there are baking pumpkins vs. carving pumpkins. I’m way too inexperienced in the kitchen to ever try making a pumpkin puree

  15. Thank you for this! I definitely have to save this. We were thinking about doing this, this year, but things got way too busy, but I’ll definitely try it next year, doesn’t look too hard. Plus I’ve had fresh pumpkin puree from my MIL before and it was amazing!

  16. Thanks for the great recipe.

  17. Now this does look easy to do! I have always heard that using your own pumpkin puree is by far the very best tasting! I will have to try this!

  18. I’ve never cooked my pumpkins in the steamer before, but that is a great idea! I usually do the oven method. I love having pumpkin puree all year long.

  19. My daughter loves pumpkin puree and my husband too. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  20. This is great advice. I wish I had read it before I bought a can of pumpkin. I would have tried it too!

  21. I’m excited over this post and can’t wait to give it a try; I always got too scared cooking with a real pumpkin, guess it intimidated me.. you made it look so simple.. I will try it, too.. I can’t wait. Thanks for sharing

  22. First of all, this pumpkin is really beautiful! I like the idea of using the puree for baking!

  23. You make it look really easy-and that’s what I need–not my strongest talent–so I appreciate the step by step and pictures

  24. I don’t really like the taste of pumpkin, but my husband loves it! I will have to make this for him!

  25. we make our own also!! not super hard.

  26. Great pumpkin puree recipe. I am going to have to try this. I have heard that there is a lot of filler in most store bought pumpkin puree.

  27. I have three big pumpkins that need to be pureed. This is perfect timing.

  28. I like the idea of freezing the fresh pumpkin so you can have it all year long for reciptes.

  29. It’s so much easier than people realize, isn’t it? And yes to saving those seeds!

  30. very EZ and I pinned forThanksgiving My family loves Pumpkin Pie!

  31. Pinning! I love pumpkin anything and I would much rather make my own than use the canned stuff. Thanks!

  32. love this! i wish i had the patience to do it instead of buying puree lol

  33. Much simpler then I would have thought, thanks for sharing!

  34. I never thought about making , thanks for posting.

  35. Awesome — I’ve always wanted to make my own!

  36. Wow, I had no idea it was so easy to do, thanks for sharing.

  37. You can also just cut the pumpkin in half and bake it. Even easier! I didn’t use a blender either.
    The first time I did this I actually cut all the outside shell off and then cut it up into pieces – a lot of work! Never again.
    The pumpkin is great for pies, cookies, etc. and I even found a recipe for soup! Yumm.

  38. I never knew it would be this easy to make pumpkin puree I have never attempted it because I thought it would just be too hard..

  39. OMG I freakin love this recipe, so simple and just in time for fall/winter ~ thanks so much!!

  40. Kathy Lane says:

    I have never tried pureeing pumpkins before,but it looks so easy that I’m going to try it.Thanks for sharing!

  41. Michelle Elizondo says:

    I really like pumpkin.

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