October 7, 2020

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree

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It’s Pumpkin Season! I don’t know about you but a lot of people have been having trouble finding canned pumpkin puree at the grocery store. Our local (well by local I mean 30 minute drive…country living lol) Trader Joes had some but Pumpkin Puree is so easy to make and even easier now with the lovely Instant Pot!

In order to make Pumpkin Puree you want to make sure you get the small pumpkins! The small orange ones usually labeled Pie Pumpkins at the grocery store (or your local pumpkin patch). The big Pumpkins you purchase to carve are not good as they do not have enough flesh and are more hollow.

For this recipe you want to place the trivet or steam basket into your instant pot. Then add in one cup of water. Place the lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual for 15 minutes.

Once finished manually release the pressure. Let the pumpkin cool and cut it in half. Scoop out the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into pieces and place them into a high powered blender or food processor (I added 1/4 Cup of water to my blender so that it could puree super smooth) and puree until smooth! Many recipes call for peeling the skin off the pumpkin but I love to leave the skin on. It keeps the fiber and the puree is a beautiful deep orange!

I love using Pumpkin Puree for cookies, pancakes, chili, bread, and so much more! Practically add some pumpkin puree to everything this Fall haha!

Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree

Recipe by Raising The RuthsCourse: Instant PotDifficulty: Easy
Cooking time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Pie Pumpkin

  • 1 Cup Water

Directions

  • For this recipe you want to place the trivet or steam basket into your instant pot. Then add in one cup of water. Place the lid and set to sealing. Cook on manual for 15 minutes.
  • Once finished manually release the pressure. Let the pumpkin cool and cut it in half. Scoop out the seeds. Cut the pumpkin into pieces and place them into a high powered blender or food processor (I added 1/4 Cup of water to my blender so that it could puree super smooth) and puree until smooth!
  • Many recipes call for peeling the skin off the pumpkin but I love to leave the skin on. It keeps the fiber and the puree is a beautiful deep orange!

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