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A great way to use your leftover Halloween pumpkin

Depends on the size of the pumpkin
Prep time:
15 minutes
Cook time:
Photo of Pumpkin Purée


  • Sharp knife
  • Metal spoon
  • Large baking tray
  • Food processor or potato masher


  • a whole pumpkin

Use your purée to make a delicious Crustless Pumpkin Pie. If you're tired of pumpkin, freeze your purée and use it for next year's Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. 


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Remove the pumpkin stem with a sharp knife.
  3. Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and stringy parts with the metal spoon. Compost the stringy parts and try using the seeds to make Crunchy Pumpkin Seeds.
  4. Place the pumpkin halves pulp side down on a large baking sheet. Bake until tender (about 45 minutes). Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Scrape the pulp off from the rind with the metal spoon. Use a food processor or a potato masher to purée the pulp (about 1-2 minutes).

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