Homemade pumpkin puree

Homemade pumpkin puree


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About this recipe: A simple way of making your own pumpkin puree. A medium sugar pumpkin is baked in the oven with a little bit of water, until tender. You can then puree it. Use in any recipes that call for pumpkin puree.


Makes: 500 - 750g

  • 1 medium sugar pumpkin

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
  2. Cut pumpkin into small manageable pieces and cut off pith and seeds.
  3. Place cut pumpkin skin side up in a large roasting tin. Add 5mm water and bake uncovered for 1 hour or until tender. Remove from oven and allow pumpkin to cool.
  4. When cooled, cut away skin and mash or puree. Use in any recipe that calls for tinned pureed pumpkin.


Sugar pumpkins are smaller, sweeter and have more flavour than their larger jack-o-lantern counterparts. They are available in supermarkets around Halloween.

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