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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree with an Instant Pot

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Pumpkin Puree in the Instant Pot is really rather easy. If you want to learn how to make pumpkin puree with an Instant Pot you will find multiple methods below.

I will share how to cook a whole pumpkin and transform it into a homemade pumpkin puree for all your baking and cooking desires.

Pumpkin Puree

We love anything pumpkin in our home, so I got ambitious and tried making pumpkin in my pressure cooker. I was shocked at how easy it was to make.

Now I will never say no to making my own. It is so easy to cook a whole pumpkin in your Instant Pot.

Do You Use The Pulp and Seeds In Pumpkin

You will see in the recipe card below, I give you two ways to make your puree. One way is to remove the seeds and pulp and cut the pumpkin in large pieces.

The other is to keep the pumpkin whole to put in the Instant Pot.

I didn't really notice a big difference, either way, so feel free to pick whichever you feel fits you best.

pumpkin puree

What Pumpkins Do You Use For Making Puree

You will need to buy a pie pumpkin. Most stores will carry these pumpkins in their produce section. It will say on the sign they are pumpkins for pies.

They are smaller in size and you can even cook up to two in your pressure cooker depending on the pumpkin size and what size pressure cooker you own.

pumpkin puree in food processsor

Supplies for Pureeing Vegetables

  • Food processor | After going through several food processors over the years, our best advice is to look at your food processor as an investment and don't get the cheapest model. You want a food processor that will get the job done and not break on you. The KitchenAid model that we have is excellent.
  • Trivet | This trivet makes lifting a whole pumpkin or pumpkin pieces out of the Instant Pot so much easier.
  • Glass storage containers | Store pumpkin in glass storage containers to keep pumpkin fresh and ready to use in a variety of tasty recipes.

Ways To Use Pumpkin Puree

  • Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake | If you are a fan of cheesecake whip up this insanely delicious homemade pressure cooker pumpkin cheesecake. Loads of flavor and velvety smooth.
  • Pumpkin Lasagna | Talk about one insanely decadent dessert. This is a layered pumpkin lasagna that will tickle your taste buds.
  • Pumpkin Snickerdoodles | Love a snickerdoodle cookie? If you said yes, try my pumpkin version. Same great flavor but with a smooth pumpkin twist.

How Long Does Pumpkin Puree Last

Since this is a homemade puree you will find the shelf life is shorter than canned. You can store your puree in the refrigerator for 2-3 days after you cook it.

pumpkin puree

I recommend storing it in an airtight container. If you allow air to get to your puree it will spoil faster, and it can take on other flavors that are in your fridge.

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Recipe

Yield: 4 cups

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree – 2 ways

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree – 2 ways

Easy Pumpkin Puree recipes are made easier with this homemade Instant Pot organic pumpkin puree recipe and can be used in many pumpkin recipes.

Prep Time 10 minutes 2 seconds
Cook Time 12 minutes 5 seconds
Total Time 22 minutes 7 seconds

Ingredients

Supplies

Pumpkin

  • 1-2 pie pumpkins
  • 1 ½ cups water

Instructions

First Method

  1. Add water to the inner pot, and then add the trivet to the pot.
  2. Cut the pumpkin top off, and then cut each pumpkin into 6 slices. Scoop/scrape seeds and pulp off of the pumpkin.
  3. Place pumpkin slices on top of trivet and stack on top of each other.
    Set the pressure valve to sealing, and then set for a manual high-pressure time of 6 minutes.
  4. At the end of the cooking time, allow for a quick pressure release.
    Remove pumpkin from the peeling and add to food processor.
  5. Process the pumpkin until a nice puree has formed.
  6. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Second Method

  1. Add water to the inner pot, and then add the trivet to the pot.
  2. Cut the pumpkin stem off. Place whole pumpkin on top of trivet.
    Set the pressure valve to sealing, and then set for a manual high-pressure time of 12 minutes.
  3. At the end of the cooking time, allow for a natural pressure release.
  4. Remove pumpkin from the pot. The peeling will pretty much fall off the pumpkin, and the seeds and pulp inside the pumpkin will also be easy to remove.
  5. Add the pumpkin to food processor.
  6. Process the pumpkin until a nice puree has formed.
  7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Notes

Quantity will depend on number of pumpkins and pumpkin size used. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 162Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 17mgSodium 162mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 3g

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