How to make homemade pumpkin puree from scratch to be used in your favorite pumpkin recipes. Jump to the Easy Pumpkin Puree Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how we make it. You can make pumpkin puree in advance, too. It will keep for a week in the refrigerator and for months in the freezer. This is our favorite way to make pumpkin pie. You want to use small baking pumpkins when making pumpkin puree.
A pumpkin is a cultivar of winter squash that is round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and most often deep yellow to orange in coloration. The name is most commonly used for cultivars of Cucurbita pepo , but some cultivars of Cucurbita maxima , C. Native to North America northeastern Mexico and the southern United States ,  pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7, to 5, BC.
How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree
Pumpkin , fruit of certain varieties of squash —such as varieties of Cucurbita pepo , C. Pumpkins are commonly grown for human consumption and also for livestock feed. In Europe and South America , pumpkin is mainly served as a vegetable and used interchangeably with other winter squashes. Pumpkins, which produce very long annual vines, are planted individually or in twos or threes on little hills about 2. The fruits are generally large, 4—8 kg 9—18 pounds or more, though some varieties are very small. The largest pumpkins are varieties of C. Pumpkins are often yellowish to orange in colour, and they vary from oblate to globular to oblong; some feature a white rind. The rind is smooth and usually lightly furrowed or ribbed.
From savoury soups to sweet treats we've found plenty of ways to use up this golden squash. Swap your usual pumpkin pie for our no-bake, make-ahead cheesecake. Diana Henry's tart with buttery, flaky puff pastry, creamy Italian cheese and autumnal vegetables makes for a wonderful lunch if you're entertaining friends. This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge. The soft, sweet flesh of the Crown Prince pumpkin is perfect for this silky soup, butternut or onion squash are good alternatives. Turn the volume up on this classic American dessert and make it fit for a dinner party feast, with stem ginger cream and pumpkin seed brittle.