Pumpkin Puree

We have had this sugar pumpkin on our counter since Halloween and since its still looking healthy, I decided to make a pumpkin puree today and then some pumpkin bread from that.

With the Instant Pot it is SO easy to make the puree- probably 3 minutes total of labor.

Simply cut the pumpkin in half with a paring knife all the way around and scoop out the seeds.

Place a cup of water and the steam tray in the bottom of the Instant Pot, and place the pumpkin halves on top.

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Set the Instant Pot for 14 minutes on the manual setting and the pumpkin is perfectly cooked- the shell of the pumpkin falls right off.

Then scoop the pumpkin itself into a bowl or back into the Instant Pot liner and blend it with an immersion blender. My 2.5lb sugar pumpkin yielded 3 cups of puree.

Voila! A quick pumpkin puree for baking or smoothies.

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