Friday, November 7, 2014

flavorFALL - one ingredient pure pumpkin puree

Two words for this recipe.  

Easy. Peasy.  

In fact, I don't even know if it qualifies as a recipe, because I think recipes probably have to have more than one thing in them, don't you think?  Actually, I've looked up the definition since typing that last sentence.  For those scholarly ones who care to know, according to Webster, recipe is "a list of instructions given to prepare a dish and includes the ingredients."  

Well, in this case, INGREDIENT.  

A real recipe or not, all I know is that now that I've done this version of pumpkin puree, I don't think I'll ever, ever go back to the can.  This is the perfect 'recipe' for this series and a must-have staple for many Falls to come.  The result is so sweet without a thing added to it!  I wish now I had grabbed more Sugar Pie pumpkins (I just love that name) to make a lot of this to store up and freeze.  Next year I'll know… and now, so will you!

Happy weekend, friends!

one year ago: autumn chicken stewblack-bottom pumpkin piedaniel's potato soup
two years ago: butternut squash soup

Pure Pumpkin Puree
Are you ready for this?
  • 1 pie pumpkin
~ Line crockpot with aluminum foil.  Prick pumpkin with fork, multiple times, and place
    in crockpot.  

~ Cook on Low 6-8 hours or until pumpkin is soft.  

~ Cut open pumpkin, scoop out seeds, and scrape out flesh.  Puree with blender or hand 
    blender (not pureed in picture).