pure mashed pumpkin

pure mashed pumpkin

Pure mashed pumpkin is very easy to make and to store for later usage. You can use it in savoury soups and curries, but also in sweet tarts and muffins.
pure mashed pumpkin
pure mashed pumpkin

Some time ago I received a question from Health Perch whether I wasn’t interested in writing some recipes with canned pumpkin. Health Perch is an American digital magazine focussing on psychological and mental health. I was very happy to do so and started thinking about some surprising ideas. Things became more complicated in the supermarket. All supermarkets here sell lots of pumpkins, but not in a can… So I figured that I first should make pure mashed pumpkin as a basis for some subsequent recipes.

In fact pumpkins are fruit, not vegetables. Just like tomatoes by the way. They are full of vitamines and low on calories. As far as I know it is not allergic, so everyone can enjoy this super vegetable/fruit. And you can use it in so many surprising creations. From soups and curries to much sweeter combinations in pies, pancakes and muffins.

This is also the main reason why I kept this mashed pumpkin so pure, without adding any flavours. This means you can use it in sweet as well as in savoury dishes.

pure mashed pumpkin

pure mashed pumpkin

Pure mashed pumpkin is very easy to make and to store for later usage. You can use it in savoury soups and curries, but also in sweet tarts and muffins.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course brunch, Dessert, lunch
Cuisine American, autumn, Belgian
Servings 1 pumpkin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pumpkin

Instructions
 

  • Cut the pumpkin into 4 pieces and remove the kerns.
  • Preheat an oven at 170°C.
  • Place the pumpkin pieces in a baking tray. Put the for 40 minutes in the oven.
  • Remove the flesh from the hard shell and put it in a blender.
  • Let the mashed pumpkin cool down and put it aside / store it for later usage.

Notes

hint: You may place the kerns in another tray in the same oven to roast.
Keyword mashed pumpkin, pumpkin

I like pumpkin, so you can find certainly some great pumpkin ideas on surprising.recipes. And keep following me, some more will come in the near future.

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