Sunday, 30 August 2009

Pumpkin purée

Well, the 1st batch of the pumpkin is now purée :) I needed 850g for my pumpkin pie recipe so I cooked that much 1st - baked on a low oven shelf at gas 4/180c covered tightly with foil to steam/roast. I was meant to cook it for 30mins but it wasn't totally soft so I gave it another 20mins. Once it was cool I blitzed it in the food processor. Now it is ready for pie making! I won't be making the pie until later in the week so I am going to pop it in the freezer for now, then defrost it over a sieve so it is not too watery. I love the colour of it!

I still have loads of pumpkin flesh left so I am going to steam/roast the rest of it and save it in batches of 500g. I will then decide what to make with it. :)


Laura said...

What a yum colour. Do you know, I've never ever tried pumpkin? Not even in pie form. Let us know what it's like!

Jo said...

I've never eaten pumpkin before. I'm interested to know what it tastes like when you've made your pie.

Matron said...

Yes, it's that time of year. I love pumpkin pie. This year I am determined to freeze blocks of pumpkin puree so that I can make a pie at other times of year too!