Pumpkin is one of the cultural symbols in America and has been a staple ingredient in pastry recipes since the 17th century. You need pumpkin puree to make the most of Halloween and Thanksgiving dishes and desserts. In this recipe, we are going to make pumpkin puree without oven.
About This Recipe
Making pumpkin puree is super easy. This homemade pumpkin puree can be used in various recipes, including pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin French toast, and pumpkin spice latte. Pumpkin is usually baked in the oven, but if you do not have an oven or you like to try other methods, this recipe is for you. Hope you make this recipe and enjoy it!🎃
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Perfect for fall recipes: No need to use canned pumpkin puree anymore! You can use this homemade pumpkin puree in nearly all of your favorite fall recipes that call for canned pumpkin.
- Great leftover: Pumpkin puree lasts for about one week in the refrigerator but in the freezer, it will last for months without any preservatives.
- Easy to make: It’s so easy to make silky and smooth pumpkin puree at home. For healthier recipes skip the canned ones and use the homemade version.
Pumpkin Puree Ingredients
- Pumpkin: I recommend using sugar pumpkin or pie pumpkin for puree. They tend to have a sweeter taste and softer flesh, which makes them perfect for baked goods.
- Water: You typically need water to cook pumpkins in stovetop methods.
How to Make Pumpkin Puree Without Oven
- Since pumpkins that are less watery are more suitable for baking sweets and cakes, it is usually recommended to cook them in the oven, but do not worry, there is always a way.
- To cook pumpkin on the stovetop, first wash it well.
- Cut it into slices and remove the seeds.
- Place pumpkin slices into a large pot.
- You do not need to add too much water to cook pumpkin slices. Start with 1 cup of water. If the water has evaporated and the pumpkins are still firm, add another half cup of water.
- Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cook the pumpkin until it becomes soft and fork-tender (usually around 15-20 minutes).
- If excess water remains in the pot after cooking, drain the liquid. Let them cool slightly and then scrape the flesh from the skin of the pumpkin.
- Place the cooked pumpkin flesh into the blender. Blend until smooth. Allow the puree to cool.
- Allow the pumpkin puree to cool completely.
- Transfer the pumpkin puree to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag.
How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin?
Fall is typically considered pumpkin season. During the autumn months, pumpkins are readily available in local supermarkets. There are a few things to keep in mind when buying pumpkins.
- Choose a pumpkin that has no spots or discoloration on the skin. Overripe pumpkins have a lot of water in them. So these pumpkins are not suitable for confectionery.
- You can keep the pumpkin at room temperature before you cut it, and after cutting it, it should be kept in the refrigerator. To bake a variety of pumpkin cakes and pastries, you need pumpkin puree.
How to Store Pumpkin Puree?
You can store homemade pumpkin puree in an airtight container in the fridge for about 4-5 days. You can freeze homemade pumpkin puree for 3-6 months.
Did you like the pumpkin puree without oven? Try my pumpkin spice Dalgona coffee recipe as well! Leave your comment below and If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photos #yummynotes
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- 3 pounds pumpkin
- 1 - 1½ cups of water
To cook the pumpkin on the stovetop, first wash it well, peel it. Remove the pumpkin pulp and seeds and cut them into small cubes (1 - 2 inch size) and put it into a pot to cook, and then it becomes so soft that it can be crushed even with the pressure of a spoon.
You do not need to add much water to cook. Start with 1 cup of water. If the water has evaporated and the pumpkins were still firm, add another half cup of water. If excess water remains in the pot after cooking, drain.
Place the cooked pumpkin pieces into the blender. Blend until smooth. Allow the puree to cool.
Then you can put the pumpkin puree in a plastic container and keep it in the freezer for months.