Homemade Pumpkin Puree
First, you'll need to begin with a fresh Sugar Pie Pumpkin. The one I used in these photos was picked today from our garden! You'll also be able to find sugar pie pumpkins at your local farmer's market or health food store.
1. To begin, place your pumpkin on a large cutting board and use a heavy-duty, sharp knife to cut it in half cross-wise.
2. Next, use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds.
3. Place the seeds into bowl to sort out later and roast if desired. Roasted pumpkin seeds with sea salt and a little coconut oil are a favorite at our house!!4. Cut the halves into quarters and then eighths. If your pumpkin is smaller you may just need to quarter it.
5. Next, place the pumpkin pieces into a shallow baking dish, skin-side down, cover with a lid (or foil), and roast in the oven at 400 degrees F for about one hour.
6. Scoop the flesh out into a food processor fitted with the "s" blade and process until a smooth puree forms. It should take a few minutes since your pumpkin will be on the drier side.