Oct 10, 2013
Roasting Sugar Pumpkins for Homemade Purée
I know that many of you may make your own pumpkin purée but there are also many folks who never have… in fact, I actually never made my own until this year! And it is just the BEST. The flavor of homemade vs. canned is worlds better.
The only pumpkins that you want to use for making pies and other baked goods are called sugar pumpkins, NOT the big carving pumpkins that you get for Halloween. Sugar pumpkins weigh in at about 1-2 pounds each… cute little buggers!
Keep in mind that all pumpkins are different. So you may get a really sweet one and you may also get one that’s not so sweet. The color of the flesh also varies. If you find some that you love, go back and buy a bunch. Then you can jar your own if you’re feeling industrious!
Anyway, I thought it fitting to share this with you during Pumpkin Week.
Here are the step-by-step instructions to making your own purée…