I only found it fitting to include a pumpkin recipe for Halloween. This recipe looks like baby food and you can probably use it for that too but I plan on using the puree for pumpkin butter. You can also use it for pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, etc. I used a sugar pie pumpkin because they are sweet and the texture of the puree becomes very smooth.
1 sugar pie pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut off the stem of pumpkin and cut the pumpkin horizontally in half. Remove the seeds with a spoon. Place the pumpkin halves open end down on a baking pan covered with parchment paper.
Roast pumpkin in oven for about 90 minutes. Take out of the oven and let them cool. Scoop out flesh with a spoon once it is cooled completely. Blend the flesh in a food processor or blender. Use right away or store in fridge.
You have the option for reserving the seeds to make roasted pepitas.
Make sure you use a very sharp knife to cut the pumpkin in half. I sharpened my knife right beforehand. A dull knife can be pretty dangerous for a task like this.
When you are done roasting, the pumpkin should look like this. The flesh should be very soft to touch and easy to scoop out with a spoon.
Blend pumpkin in a blender. I think a food processor is easier for this task instead of a blender because there isn't a lot of liquid to help the blender blend. I didn't realize this 'til after I put it all into the blender.
It is Halloween so I had to include these pictures into the post. I found a cutie patootie Halloween costume for Gracie at Old Navy. She is supposed to be a banana split. When I put it on her, she was not amused at all. Nope... not at all. First, she wouldn't lift her head up and then she pretended that she was tired.
I think the cherry on her head is so funny! She is probably wondering why I even do this to her. Lol. If only I could go instead her head to see what she is really thinking.