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How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree Using Fresh Pumpkins

This month, we’re making homemade pumpkin puree, a fall favorite! This post is part of a sponsored post series for the #SweetNLowStars program. Check it out!

Homemade pumpkin puree, using fresh pumpkins

Have you caught the pumpkin craze bug yet?

I sure have! Fall is the season for all-pumpkin-everything, and I love it so. I have always wanted to try to make fresh homemade pumpkin puree for recipes, I had a few small pumpkins that we’re going to paint and decided that I would give it a shot.

Baby Pumpkin

We have been using Sweet’N Low to make delicious, guilt-free drinks and treats. To continue with the theme, we wanted to try something with a favorite that is right on time for the fall season: PUMPKIN.

Turns out, homemade pumpkin puree is super easy. Just cut and bake and blend, and you’ve got yourself a bunch of pumpkin-y goodness in no time! There are so many uses for pumpkin, anyone for pumpkin pie, muffins, or pumpkin cheesecake? Maybe pumpkin smoothies, lattes, or a pumpkin cider?

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Puree

yields 1 cup of puree


  • 1 small pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 packets Sweet’N Low (or 1/2 cup sugar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Homemade Ppumpkin puree, baby pumpkin cut in half

Cut it!

Start by cutting your small pumpkin in half. You may have to cut off the top first. 

How to make pumpkin puree from real pumpkins, scoop out the strings and seeds

Gut it!

Next, scoop out the seeds and strings the best you can. Once that’s complete, cut each half, in half, to make 4 quarters.

Make your own pumpkin puree, bake the pumpkin

Bake it!

Place pumpkin quarters face up on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. The skin should be somewhat hard and the flesh should be nice and soft.

Scoop out pumpkin flesh

Scoop it!

Take a spoon and remove all of the flesh from each quarter of the pumpkin.

Make your own pumpkin puree in a blender

Puree it!

Put the pumpkin flesh, water and Sweet’N Low into a blender, food processor, or other machine and puree until smooth.

Pumpkin puree in the blender

You don’t have to sweeten it right away, but I do so that it’s ready for use. I chose to use Sweet’N Low as a diabetic friendly and calorie-free option that tastes great! Guiltless food and drinks are a no-brainer. If you don’t want to add any sweetener to the pumpkin puree, make sure you have Sweet’N Low on hand for your pumpkin-inspired recipe. 

Be sure to try this pumpkin recipe out, plus enter Sweet’N Low’s drink recipe contest on CrowdTap! You can win a cocktail set and a chance to have your recipe featured in the Sweet’N Low recipe book and win other prizes. Just create a recipe using Sweet’N Low as a sugar replacement for every day foods and drinks. Enter here.

What will you make with fresh pumpkin puree?

For more information about using Sweet’N Low, visit them online and follow along with them on Facebook and with the #SweetNLowStars tag for some more ideas.

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  • Oh that is so neat! I have never made homemade before! I am going to have to try that! I have a few recipes that I want to try that call for it!

    • wow you look so gorgeous! I would say even better than with makeup, espeaiclly since when someone looks at us and we do have the eyeliner and heavy eyeshadow and etc (I hate it but guys have told me this) they assume that you need all that makeup to look decent, and not that it's for fun.

    • dit :Et bin moi j’ai collé des sitckers sur mon siphon phon phon ….trop beau !Par contre j’adore l’idée des sacoches de cuisson pour le riz : ça me botte bien ce truc ! Pour mes fils étudiants …pas mal !

  • This looks absolutely delicious! I want to make this for my dad who has Cancer and has several side effect’s getting in the way of his eating habit’s. Which include the way and how he eats. We both love pumpkin, so this is very ideal! Great recipe!!!

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