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homemade pumpkin puree – 6 easy steps

step 1:  get a bunch of pumpkins after halloween for cheap.  I got these for a dollar each :D

easy homemade pumpkin puree

step2:  cut ’em open like this:

cut off the stem

cut off the stem

then cut slits like this all the way around the middle longitudinally

then cut slits like this all the way around the middle longitudinally

then make the many slits into one!

then make the many slits into one!

and this should happen!

and this should happen!

step 3:  remove the guts and seeds (keep the seeds for eating or planting!)

easy homemade pumpkin puree

step 4:  arrange face down on a pan in an inch of water and bake at 375 until the flesh is fork tender–about 45 min.

easy homemade pumpkin puree

this is what they look like when they're done in the oven

this is what they look like when they’re done in the oven

step 5:  remove pumpkin flesh from skin

easy homemade pumpkin puree

(he ate straight pumpkin for dinner…)

step 6: puree. (add some water to make it easier.)

easy homemade pumpkin puree

voila

all this puree plus one more cup came from one "medium" pumpkin i.e. it only cost a dollar!

all this puree plus one more cup came from one “medium” pumpkin i.e. it only cost a dollar!

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