Sliced in half OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Made with Homemade Pumpkin Puree.

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

  • Author: Vera Z.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: Meal Prep
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


This Homemade Pumpkin Puree recipe is super simple and versatile. You can use pumpkin puree for a wide variety of yummy recipes. One example is my famous OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes, for which I’ve included a link in the recipe notes! Enjoy!


  • pumpkin (approximately 1 lb. fresh pumpkin for 1 cup pumpkin puree; you cam use as much as you like)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
  3. Cut the pumpkin in slices and place them onto baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 45-60 minutes or more, until it’s tender when poke it with a fork(it should slide off the fork if it’s done).
  5. Peel off the skin and place the pumpkin flash in a food processor ( a few pieces at the time). Pulse until it’s smooth. If the puree is too thick you can add just a little water, and if it’s too watery you could strain it over a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth )
  6. Store in a fridge in an airtight container for a week, or pack in a zip-lock bag, flatten and store in a freezer for a few months.


RECIPE for OMG Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes find HERE: