Pumpkin puree is one of those ingredients I'd been meaning to make every year with my leftover pumpkins and this year I finally did it. I had a sugar pumpkin leftover that hadn't been carved for Halloween and a quiet house Saturday morning to do whatever I wanted.
First apologize to the pumpkin for leaving it out of the Halloween carving festivites but promise it will be just as loved in pumpkin pie. Then remove the stem/seeds and cut into 4 equal parts. Place in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake at 325 deg until the pumpkin is tender. This took about 45 minutes for me.
Then you get to use one of my favorite kitchen tools.....
FOOD MILL- oh how I love you.
So, what did I use my pumpkin puree in? Pumpkin pie bars! A delicious recipe I found on Pinterest. I'll share that later.