Pumpkin Spice Craze Post

Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Are you a pumpkin spice fan? How about pumpkin?

Did you know these products were on the market?

  • Pumpkin Spice Spam
  • Pumpkin Pie Hummus
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheerios, Special K and More
  • Pumpkin Spice Twinkies
  • Bailey's Irish Cream – Pumpkin Spice
  • Mrs. Renfro's Salsa – Pumpkin Salsa!
  • Pumpkin Spice Macaroni & Cheese (True! Check out KraftMacNCheese/Twitter)

Pumpkin spice is mostly made of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and may also have allspice, cloves, cardamom, salt and sugar.

You know what isn't in Pumpkin Spice?

PUMPKIN!

Did you know that even though the cans say pumpkin puree, it's actually a strain of squash closely related to the butternut squash!

So, if you actually want to use Pumpkin in your dishes, here is a simple 3 Step Recipe for Fresh Pumpkin Puree that we love!

This pumpkin puree will taste very different from what you're used to as the canned pumpkin isn't pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚ It's still delicious and you can use it in any recipe that calls for pureed squash or pumpkin, like the Hummus recipe found at https://www.superhealthykids.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-dip/

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Easy Pumpkin Puree

All natural pumpkin puree for your favorite pumpkin recipes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • Oven safe dish
  • Ice cream scoop or large spoon
  • Food processor (OR you can mash it yourself)

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Organic of fresh from the garden Pumpkin

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to ยฐ400
  • Snap the stem off of your pumpkin
  • Place it in an oven safe dish
  • BAKE at 400 degrees for about an hour
  • Remove from oven and let cool

After baked and cooled enough to touch

  • Cut pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds with a large spoon or ice cream scoop
  • Set aside
  • Scoop out the flesh
  • Run the baked pumpkin flesh through a food processor to puree it
  • You may need to add a tablespoon or so of water to get it to the right consistency

Notes

This pumpkin puree will taste very different from what you're used to as the canned pumpkin isn't pumpkin ๐Ÿ™‚ย 
Use this pumpkin puree in any recipe that calls for pureed squash or pumpkin (like the Hummus recipe found in the attached blogpost Pumpkin Spice Craze
Keyword Gluten-free snack, Pumpkin
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