Learn how to make pumpkin puree and freeze it. If you are growing your own pumpkin or will be visiting a pumpkin farm this fall, this is for you. If you are buying pumpkin to make puree with, make sure to buy pie pumpkins and not the big Jack-o’-lantern pumpkins. While you can make pumpkin puree with the big ones, the smaller pumpkins have a much sweeter and smoother flesh.
In this tutorial by Water Dog on Instructables you will learn how to steam pumpkin and then how to freeze it. That is great for folks that are leery of a pressure canner but would still like to do some preserving. You can pull pumpkin out later to make pies, soups or freeze in smaller bags and you can add pumpkin pure to your morning smoothies. Just remember that this puree is only pumpkin. If you want to make pumpkin pie you will need to add the pumpkin pie spices, eggs and cream.
You can add the spices to your smoothie too. Who doesn’t want a pumpkin pie smoothie right now? The pumpkins will be ready next month so now you have the instructions and can snap some up and make your own puree and put it in the freezer and enjoy a winter.