Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I really wanted to take step-by-step pictures but when you're so focused on doing everything right, its so hard to remember the camera! I tried though...PS, this is a perfect winter activity because the heat from the oven keeps the house nice and toasty!
Serves: 1 1/2 cups of puree
|Ingredients: One Pumpkin|
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Cut the pumpkin into half or thirds and remove all the seeds. I saved the seeds for toasted pumpkin seeds while we were watching a movie that night. Place the meat of the pumpkin facedown on a tin-foil lined pan. Cook in the preheated oven for 90 minutes. The pumpkin should be soft, the skin will turn a dark orange/brown. Turn the pumpkins over to view the meat of the pumpkin. It should easily come off with a spoon. If not, place it back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Scrape out the meat of the pumpkin and place in food processor. Process until smooth. It will look like the pumpkin puree shown above.
I have used this in pumpkin mousse, pumpkin muffins, and plan on making pumpkin cheesecake, too! It tastes amazing, way better than the canned pumpkin. But, it is a lot of work. It was a nice lazy day activity!
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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