You don’t need an oven to make pumpkin puree. Nope you don’t, but you will need something to cook the pumpkin.
Make Pumpkin Puree Without Oven
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What do you need to cook a pumpkin without an oven? You will need either a large slow cooker like this one or a pressure cooker like this one. If you don’t have an oven I highly recommend getting a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
Is canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree the same thing?
The short answer is yes. Canned pumpkin is canned pumpkin puree. You can either make it fresh from a real pumpkin or you can purchase the canned pumpkin. Both will make a great pie no matter what.
Can I freeze fresh pumpkin puree?
Yes you can freeze fresh pumpkin puree. I would recommend getting plastic baggies or containers like these to freeze your fresh pumpkin puree. See the question below to find out optimal freezing times for the freshest taste.
How long does homemade pumpkin puree last?
Fresh pumpkin puree can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for 6-12 months for the best taste. If you freeze it be sure to label the pumpkin puree and put a date on it. Then you know how long it has been in your freezer. But you will probably use it pretty quickly during the pumpkin season.
How do you prepare a pumpkin?
To prepare a pumpkin you must first wash the outside to remove any dirt from when it was sitting in the field. Then cut the pumpkin in half. Remove all the seeds and stringy things, guts. Once the pumpkin guts are removed it is ready to be cooked or placed in a slow cooker.
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How to Make Pumpkin Puree Without Oven
How to Make Pumpkin Puree without oven for the freshest tasting pumpkin. You only need one pumpkin for this recipe see how to cook one without an oven.
- 1 Sugar Pumpkin
- 1 cup Water
First, wash any dirt from the outside of the small sugar pumpkin.
Next cut the small pumpkin in half with a large sharp knife.
Clean out the pumpkin guts using a spoon. Scrape the sides of the pumpkin to get all the stringy things and the seeds out. You can wash and save the seeds to roast later, but throw away the strings they are not needed.
Place 2 cups of water in a slow cooker. Then place the whole pumpkin inside at least a 6 quart slow cooker. Place the lid on top.
Cook the sugar pumpkin on high in the slow cooker for 4 hours or slow for 8 hours on high setting.
One the pumpkin is cooked all the way through, scrape out all the pumpkin pulp and blend with a blender to have pumpkin puree. Be careful not to get any of the pumpkin skin.
- Save the seed to roast them later
- Use the pumpkin puree to make muffins, soups, and breads.
What can I make with pumpkin puree?
Here is a list of great recipes you can make with pumpkin puree: