It’s that time of year again and  the leaves are changing color and falling to the ground. Everyone is pulling out their coziest sweaters and wrapping their warmest scarves around their necks. It’s finally FALL, one of my favourite times of the year and most importantly, it’s the time of the year where there’s pumpkin everywhere! So in order to get into the autumn spirit and to begin combatting those Winter Blues early, I bought a pumpkin! I think that having one around simply makes the cold outside a bit more bearable and brings a bit of all of the lovely fall colors into your home. (Note: Buying a pumpkin is a big investment in your time, so be prepared!) As a baker and photograph loving gal, charged myself with the task of properly documenting and preparing the pumpkin so that I can use it for baking later on and to clear up some room in our kitchen.

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.









First, you need to prepare two oven-safe trays by filling them up with a bit of water and to set the oven to about 375F. Once that is done, you just need to chop up, clean and de-seed the pumpkin and place the chunks with the flesh side down into the water, and place them in the oven for about an hour, or until the flesh is soft ( a knife can easily slide through) and it’s more of a vibrant orange.

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.


Next, it’s time to let the pieces cool down and to get ready to start scooping!

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.
For this part you will need:
  • A big bowl (to catch all of the water from the pumpkin)
  • A colander (to put the pumpkin flesh in)
  • A plate or garbage can (to dispose of  all of the pumpkin skin)
  • 2 big spoons
Since the pumpkin is soft, you simply have to use to spoon to scrape off the pumpkin flesh into the colander!

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.

Once all of the flesh has been scraped off, begin using the spoons to breakdown the pumpkin, to get rid of more water.

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later. For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later. For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.
Now, using a blender (I’m using a hand one), blend the pumpkin into desired purée consistency.

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.
Transfer the purée into the colander, with the bowl underneath once again and let it sit for another 15 minutes and voila!

For the savoury snacker or for the sweet tooth, this is the most perfect homemade pumpkin puree recipe. It's easy to follow, fun to make and makes for a great time with friends and family while preparing. Carve the pumpkin, steam, scoop, mash and voila! You have the perfect, homemade (and free of preservative) pumpkin puree for all of your baking needs. Click here to read more or pin and save for later.
Enjoy your purée and begin to create all the delicious pumpkin filled creations to your heart’s (and stomach’s)content!

How do you get into the #FallSpirit?