Pumpkin puree made from a fresh pumpkin has flavors that no canned good can match! This easy recipe will provide you jars of fresh pumpkin puree!
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut the pumpkin in half with a sharp knife. If the pumpkin is too tough to cut, cut the top and bottom of the pumpkin off, then cut the pumpkin in half.
Using a spoon, scoop out the pumpkin guts and seeds. You can put this to the side in a strainer if you plan to harvest the seeds.
Place the cut side of the pumpkin down on a baking sheet. Cook for 45 min - 1 hr. depending on the size of the pumpkin. To check if the pumpkin is done, pierce the skin with a fork. If the fork meets little resistance, it is done.
Let the pumpkin cool to room temperature. Scoop out the flesh from the skin and place in a blender. Blend the flesh into a puree. Use immediately or refrigerate. Mangia!