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Pumpkin Puree {Easy Healthy Way}

Wholesome easy steamed pumpkin puree

by HomeNaturallyMade
homemade pumpkin puree recipe {easy versatile}

Pumpkin Puree featuring steamed pumpkins is so easy, healthy, tasty, and versatile. You can use this for soup, baking, and making all kinds of food asking for pureed pumpkin or mashed pumpkin.

easy healthy pumpkin puree recipe

How to make Pumpkin Puree easy, tasty, and healthy?

Tip No.1 is to prepare the pumpkin and cut it into manageable chunks

Wash and rinse the pumpkin and cut it open. Remove the seeds and scrape clean the inside of the pumpkin. Then cut it into long strips and then across into small manageable chunks. It is easier to cut across the pumpkin when you stand the pumpkin up.

clean and cut pumkin into managable chunks

Tip No.2 is to use a set of stacked bamboo steamers in conjunction with a cast iron work for steaming pumpkins

This set of 2x 12-inch bamboo steamers is perfect for steaming pumpkins. As a matter of fact, I use it for steaming buns and rice cakes. I also use it to steam all-purpose flour and turn it into homemade cake flour.

It is spacious and with plenty of gaps between bamboo stakes which allows ample steam to circulate to cook the food faster. The bamboo aroma is a plus too.

Lay the pumpkin chunks facing up in the steamer.

lay cleaned pumpkin chunks in the steamer facing up

As for the pot, a 14-inch wok is perfect to pair with this 12-inch bamboo steamer set. Add 6 cups of water to the wok, add a lid and bring it to a boil. Then add the 2 steamers with pumpkin and steam for 20 mintues.

steaming pumpkin in bamboo steamer plus cast iron wok set

Tip No.3 is to use a food processor to blend the steamed pumpkin into Pumkin Puree

Remove the pumpkin skin either by slicing or scooping the skin off, cut the steamed pumpkin into smaller pieces, add to a food processor, and blend into a smooth paste. Fill the food processor up to the mid-point. Do not over-fill the food processor.

cut steamed pumpkin into small pieces and blend into pumpkin puree in a food processor

This is an extremely versatile pumpkin puree. You can use it for making any food calling for pumpkin puree, including pumpkin soup. This pumpkin mash is also freezer friendly too.

homemade pumpkin puree recipe (easy yummy way)
homemade pumpkin puree recipe {easy versatile}

Homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe {Easy Yummy Way}

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Pumpkin PUree featuring steamed pumpkins is so easy, healthy, tasty, and versatile. You can use this for soup, baking and making all kinds of food asking f pumpkin mash or pumpkin puree.

Ingredients

  • One pumpkin, either pie pumpkin or carving pumpkin, see notes

Instructions

  • Wash and rinse the pumpkin well, and then cut it open. Remove the seeds and scrape clean the inside of the pumpkin.
    clean and cut pumkin into managable chunks
  • Add 6 cups of water to a 14-inch cast iron wok, add the bamboo steamer lid and bring it to a boil, about 10 minutes.
  • Slice/cut the pumpkin into long strips along longitute and then across into small managable chucks. It is easier when you stand the pumpkin strip up and cut down.
  • Lay the pumpkin chunks flat facing up in the steamer.
    lay cleaned pumpkin chunks in the steamer facing up
  • Stack the two steamers together and add to the wok with boiling water. Cover the steamer with the bamboo lid and steam for 20 minutes.
    steam pumkin in the bamboo steamer on top of a cast iron wok
  • If the pumpkin happens to be bigger and need additional batch of steaming, then empty the bamboo steamer once the pumpkin cools down a litte and repeat.
  • Once the steamed pumpkin cools down a little bit, OK to handle with hands, use a knife to slice the pumpkin skin off or a thin while sturdy spoon to scoop the pumpkin skin. Cut the pumpkin flesh into small pieces.
    peel off the skin and cut the pumpkin into small pieces
  • Add the pumpkim small pieces into a food processor, fill up to the middle line, turn the power on and off to chop down first and then smooth them out.
    cut steamed pumpkin into small pieces and blend into pumpkin puree in a food processor
  • Since the pumpkin is steamed without extra water, go easy on the food processor, turn it on for a few seconds, chop down the pumpkin little by little. Use a wooden spatula to flip & turn the pumpkin. Once all the pumpkin is chopped, then turn it on to smooth it out.
    homemade pumpkin puree recipe (easy yummy way)

Notes

  • Pie pumpkin is preferred since they taste better, but carving pumpkin is OK too.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 16Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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