Canned Pumpkin Substitute

Instead of canned pumpkin, why not try making your own? This is good if you live outside the US and have access to pumpkins (like in the UK) but the supermarkets just don’t sell the canned stuff, that are used in so many pumpkin recipes.

Canned Pumpkin Substitute

~ makes around one cup. (enough for Brown Butter Pumpkin Muffins recipe).

Use half a pumpkin around 500 grams.

Slice into quarters, and roast in an oven at 180oC for 35 minutes.

Quartered Pumpkins

After roasting leave to cool for a couple of minutes, then spoon the pumpkin away from the skin and place in a bowl. Once you have removed all the pumpkin, you will need to puree it using a hand mixer (or you can do it by hand but it will take longer).

pumpkin puree

Mine was still quite solid and not very liquidy, but if yours is you should place the puree in a sieve and let the water run out over a couple of hours in the fridge. 1 cup of this should replace 1 cup of canned pumpkin.