Fresh pumpkin purée

Fresh pumpkin purée

  • Prep:
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 min
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Serving: 6-8 People

Think outside the can: pumpkin desserts using fresh pumpkin. Here's a recipe for fresh pumpkin purée for your Thanksgiving dessert.


  • 1 sugar pumpkin, halved and seeds scraped out


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the pumpkin, cut side down, on the baking sheet; bake until tender, up to 90 minutes.
  3. Cool completely, then scoop the tender flesh of the pumpkin out of the shell and place in a food processor or blender; purée until smooth.
  4. Press the puréed pumpkin pulp through a sieve to remove any fibers.