Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy 300th Post: Celebrating With Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Yes, folks - you read that right - this is officially the 300th post and I've had my blog less than 3 years! I am very excited for this milestone, and cannot wait to see what happens in the future with my blog. It's crazy to think about how far I've come since I started, and this recipe is a perfect example of how I've grown as a blogger AND a cook.

When I was first beginning my blog, I wouldn't have thought twice about using canned pumpkin puree. I've done it before and the outcome was great, but I just KNEW that Homemade Pumpkin Puree would be so much better.

Since I love The Pioneer Woman and her recipes so much, I figured trusting her Pumpkin Puree recipe was a no brainer. And sure enough, I was right.

Take a look at how I made this SUPER easy and amazingly tasty Pumpkin Puree!

Oh yeah - I almost forgot to mention...I used a white pumpkin instead of the regular orange. I was told it'd be extra sweet, but to be honest I don't know if I would be able to tell the difference. It tasted like pumpkin to me and that's what matters, right?

The pumpkin.

Kahn was interested in it too. 

Okay time to get to roasting...

Start the preparation process by chopping the top off.

Then cut that baby in half.

Scoop out the seeds - but don't get rid of them, 
you've gotta roast 'em!

Cut each half into four pieces and 
lay them out on a baking sheet.

I didn't use ANY oil or seasoning because 
I wanted the puree to be a pure as possible.

I think I baked it for about an hour and a half total. 

It did take awhile...
but it required such little effort, it's so worth it!

Once the roasted pumpkin is cooled, take off the skin and chop it into small cubes.

Throw the cubed pumpkin into the food processor, puree until smooth and add a little water to thin it out if needed.  

The finished product.

I officially LOVE homemade pumpkin puree now and cannot wait to use it more this Fall and Winter. You too should try this out the next time you want to make something that calls for pumpkin puree and you won't be disappointed!

Oh and I cannot forget...

Happy 300th Blog Post!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Good job Robyn! I discovered the beauty of "real" pumpkin puree too. Its so easy and so yummy!