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Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked goods
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 49kcal


  • 4-6 pound pie pumpkins


  • Cut the tops off your pumpkins
  • Cut the pumpkins in half, from top to bottom
  • Scoop out the insides of the pumpkins
  • Place the pumpkins face down on a baking sheet
  • Add about 1/4 inch of water around them
  • Bake at 350 for 60-90 minutes, checking periodically after 60 minutes
  • They are finished when a fork slides in easily
  • Let the pumpkin cool and then scoop the meat out into a blender


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.


Calories: 49kcal