How many of us throw out our pumpkin decorations and turn around and purchase pumpkin purée for our holiday recipes? I used to be one of those people. It wasn’t until I started being more considerate of my waste that I started realizing that so many of the things I was wasting my money on, I could easily make myself!
Homemade Pumpkin Purée
Scoop out the seeds and insides. Remember to save the seeds! These can be roasted and eaten as a snack!
Place pumpkin pieces onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until they become fork tender.
Allow the pumpkin to cool completely, then scoop out the flesh and put it into a food processor. Blend until smooth. I personally blend it in two batches as to not fill the food processor too full.
And there you have it. Easy, right? Now you can make those pies, dips, cakes, soups, or in my case – baby food – without letting those pumpkin decorations rot on your front porch until they disappear.