Sugar-Pumpkin Puree

Use this as a base for pumpkin recipes such as pies, tarts, or gratins.

  • Yield: Makes 3 1/2 cups
Sugar-Pumpkin Puree

Source: Everyday Food, October 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar pumpkin (about 4 pounds), peeled, seeded, and cut into 2-inch chunks

Directions

  1. Set a steamer basket in a saucepan filled with 1 inch water. Cover; bring to a boil. Add pumpkin. Cover; cook until very tender, about 15 minutes. Puree in a food processor until smooth.

Cook's Notes

Unlike deeply ridged, hard squash such as acorn, smooth sugar pumpkins are easy to prep. Cut off the top and bottom ends, then use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin. For tougher skin, make a few more passes with a vegetable peeler.

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