Friday, November 21, 2008

Pumpkin Puree

Now for the pumpkin itself.

Quarter the pumpkin. I had Matthew do this because it was difficult. Sarah suggested sprinkling Pumpkin Pie Spice over the top, she said it mostly made the house smell nice. I did that, but I can't smell, so I can't tell you if it worked.

We put it on a baking sheet covered with foil and roasted it at 35o. I don't know how long. We were watching "The Office" on DVD and cutting out another project, and I kind of forgot about it until Matthew reminded me.
Then I carefully scraped all of the inside away from the outside, which was papery thin, and blended it one quarter at a time in the blender. I did this while it was still very hot. It would probably be a good idea to wait. Each quarter was about 2 cups of pumpkin.
It was fun, but seemed like an awful lot of work. Also I'm not sure what to do with the pumpkin now. I can make a pie...but... come to think of it, I'll need a recipe for that. We always used the recipe on the back of the can of pumpkin to make the pie. I guess I used the wrong kind of bags, there's no recipe on there.
Thanks Sarah!


In the Mix said...

There's always pumpkin bread!
Yes, blending it while hot is quite the ordeal, but I've waited until the pumpkin cooled before pureeing and it did not scoop as easily.
If you can't find a recipe for pie I have a good one. Looks good!

Melanie said...

I have a good recipe for pumpkin muffins, too, if you want it. Or a pumpkin bar/dessert that my hubby labeled 'pumpkin scrumptious.'

easton's momma said...

I also have a great pie recipe if you want it. Mine doesn't have quite as much spice as the recipes on the cans do.

betsyann said...

Yes! Everyone! Send me your recipes! (and thanks)

The Gray Roach said...

I love the idea of doing that, but in the end, I'll probably just go buy canned pumpkin.