Baking Pumpkin

Baking with pumpkin is easier than you might think. Simply divide this recipe’s yield into batches of 2 cups (equivalent to the amount found in a can) and freeze in resealable plastic bags until ready to bake.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 sugar pumpkins (4 lbs. each)
  • Water


  • Cut pumpkins in half and remove seeds. Cut into smaller pieces. Place pieces in a large steamer with 1 inch water below. Steam 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Allow pumpkin to cool before peeling off rind or scooping out flesh.
  • Purée pumpkin flesh and strain out excess water through a cheesecloth-lined strainer.