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a bowl filled with this easy recipe for homemade pumpkin puree
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
This homemade pumpkin puree recipe uses fresh pumpkins and is so easy to make. Learn how to make pumpkin puree in just a few easy steps that can be used in many of your favorite pumpkin recipes.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 49 kcal
  • 4-6 pound pie pumpkins
  1. Cut the tops off your pumpkins
  2. Cut the pumpkins in half, from top to bottom
  3. Scoop out the insides of the pumpkins
  4. Place the pumpkins face down on a baking sheet
  5. Add about 1/4 inch of water around them
  6. Bake at 350 for 60-90 minutes, checking periodically after 60 minutes
  7. They are finished when a fork slides in easily
  8. Let the pumpkin cool and then scoop the meat out into a blender
Recipe Notes

If you want the puree to be more like what you get out of the can, drain the puree in a colander set over a pot. I found that paper towels worked great for lining the colander.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.