I was SO craving something warm and cozy today since its 50 degrees and rainy outside. So I popped a pumpkin in the oven to roast to make some pumpkin puree early this morning.
First, I washed the pumpkin really well. I love my potato brush for stuff like this. Then, I quartered the medium sized pumpkin and scraped the seeds and stringy stuff away. You can cut the stem off first if you want, but I didn’t. I put the seeds in a bowl to save for later. Then I put the pumpkin in the oven at 350 degrees F and roasted for about 45 minutes. They weren’t quite as fork tender as I wanted so I put them in for another 10-15 minutes. Then I scraped the meat out and into my food processor bowl. I just got a composter so I’m excited to be able put my scraps in there – in went the pumpkin skins.
To make the puree, I pulsed the food processor a few times and then let it run for about 1 minutes until it was the consistency I wanted.