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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: approx 2 cups 1x


  • 1 sugar pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the sugar pumpkin in half, then scrape out the seeds and stringy bits.
  3. Place each half onto a baking pan, cut side up (like in the pictures), then add some water to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add 1 tbsp of water into the centre of each pumpkin half.
  5. Cover the pumpkin halves with tin foil.
  6. Bake for 1 1/2  to 2 hours.  Sometimes it may take longer depending on the density of the pumpkin.  Just check the pumpkin at the 1 1/2 hour mark to see if the flesh is soft and easy to scrape. It should look nice and roasted.
  7. After the pumpkin halves are done roasting, use a spoon to scrape the roasted pumpkin from the skin.
  8. Use a hand blender (or stand blender) to puree the pumpkin.  Puree until nice and smooth.
  9. Now you can use the puree in any recipe that requires pumpkin puree.

  • Method: Baking