Pumpkin Puree

Makes 5 1/4 cups

Reserve the seeds to make a batch of Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds.


  • 1 (5-pound) sugar pumpkin

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut pumpkin into quarters, scrape out the seeds, and discard. Rub flesh with vegetable oil, and place on a baking sheet, flesh side up. Bake until soft, about 1 hour. When cool enough to handle, remove peel and put through a food mill fitted with a medium disk.

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