Monday, October 5, 2015

Making Pumpkin Puree in the Electric Pressure Cooker



We had an abundance of pumpkins this year from our surprise pumpkin patch.

I have never made pumpkin puree, and with all of the extra pumpkins, I decided to give it a try.


With them not being "baking" pumpkins, I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but figured I had nothing to lose.

Their are several ways to make the puree,  I went with the Electric Pressure Cooker.

First I washed the pumpkins, and split them in half.

Scooped out the seeds (an ice cream scoop works great)



Cut the pumpkin in 2 inch sections.






Placed the pumpkin in the pressure cooker (I cooked the first pumpkin on the rack-the second pumpkin was to big to fit in the cooker with the rack, so I placed it in the cooker without it. I didn't notice any difference with how the pumpkin turned out)

Set the pressure cooker for 10 minutes on high.

After the pumpkin was cooked, I placed it in a colander and set the colander over a bowl and placed it in the fridge overnight, to drain and remove the extra water from the pumpkin.

The next day, I removed the skin from the pumpkin. It did not peel off easily, but it did scrape off easily, using a tablespoon.

I put the pumpkin in the blender for a few minutes....




Pumpkin Puree!




It was a pretty easy process.

It does not look like the pumpkin you get out of the can, at the store. But, it taste good and made a great pumpkin cheesecake yesterday. Today, pumpkin muffins!

I may do a few more, and freeze the puree, for later use.









8 comments:

  1. Well that sounds easier than I would have ever thought it would be. Great job oh pumpkin muffins and cheesecake....yummy Hug B

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  2. I think if I had a lot of pumpkins in my garden I would try this too. Right now I am buying big pumpkins to decorate our porches and when the fall season is over I will feed them to my chickens who LOVE pumpkins and squash.

    This does look pretty easy to do .Will you be canning or freezing the pumpkin ?

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    1. I am planning on freezing it. I looked into canning it and it is one of the foods that are not recommended for canning.

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  3. Mmmmm... I love pumpkin quick bread, with lots of cinnamon and walnuts! Pumpkin pie is a favorite also, but pumpkin cheesecake? Be still my heart! I adore all things pumpkin. It just says Autumn to me and Autumn is my favorite season! Thanks for these instructions, Sandra. You made it sound so easy!

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  4. My pumpkins failed dramatically this year..Rain and lack of sun I think!! So very pleased to see how great yours sound..the idea of a puree is wonderful Best regards Lynne

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  5. Excellent! This will be quicker than my old method and one more way to utilize the wonderful pressure cooker! Just cooked up some beets today and am loving that thing! :)

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  6. What a great idea! I would not have thought about using an ice cream scoop, and I need to remember that. I bet your muffins will be delicious :-) I'll be right over....

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  7. What a neat idea! I've never done this before!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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