Homemade Organic Pumpkin Puree

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 [5 lb.] organic baking pumpkin
  • 2 quarts unchlorinated and unfluoridated water

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Remove the seeds and stringy parts of the pumpkin; Reserve the seeds for Homemade Organic Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and the stringy parts for Homemade Organic Pumpkin Spice Syrup
  2. Cut the pumpkin into 2″ cubes.  Try to keep the chunks the same size so that they’ll cook evenly.
  3. In a stockpot over high heat, bring pumpkin cubes and water to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook the pumpkin for 20 minutes.
  5. Strain the mixture and reserve the cooking water (also for Homemade Organic Pumpkin Spice Syrup).
  6. Put the cooked pumpkin chunks into a blender. (If using a glass blender, temper the glass by putting really hot water into it and dumping it back out before adding the pumpkin chunks.)
  7. Blend until the pumpkin becomes a thick puree, adding the cooking liquid if necessary.
  8. Pour into jars with tight fitting lids and chill.
  9. Enjoy!
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