To blend, grind or mash food until it is a thick, smooth, lump-free consistency. Pureeing can be done in a blender, food processor, or food mill or can be accomplished by pressing the food through a sieve. This process is used on many types of food and the pureed food is used in many ways, such as in soups, as a sauce, in desserts and in making beverages.
Making your own pumpkin puree is simple to do and well worth the effort. Homemade pumpkin puree can be used for making homemade pumpkin pies from scratch or in any pumpkin recipes that call for canned pumpkin. Be sure to select a small pie pumpkin for the best results.