If you have a small pie pumpkin and in need of some pumpkin puree you need to check out these Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree.
Can you make pumpkin puree using your Instant Pot?
Yes, you can, and you are going to learn all about it.
How to Make Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree
This pumpkin puree recipe is super easy to make and if you use an airtight container you will be able to use it days later and yes you can even freeze it, but more about freezing your pumpkin puree later!
What is a pie pumpkin?
You will need a pumpkin pie pumpkin and this pumpkin is a bit different than regular carving pumpkins. These pie pumpkins are also called sugar pumpkin and are smaller and found generally at your local grocery store by the produce section.
Also, pie pumpkin has a sweeter taste and are much better to cook.
Ingredients to make pumpkin puree using an Instant Pot
To make this latest Instant Pot recipe, you are going to need:
- A small pie pumpkin
- Instant Pot
Now, that you have gathered your ingredients, you are going to follow the steps below.
Step 1 – Add water to the inner pot of your Instant Pot.
Step 2 – Place the pie pumpkin on a trivet.
Step 3 – Close the Instant Pot and turn the valve to seal.
Step 4 – Press the manual button, high, for 13 minutes.
Step 5 – Natural releases.
Step 6 – Remove the pumpkin from the Instant Pot and remember that it will be hot.
Step 7 – Peel the pumpkin skin.
Step 8 – Using a blender puree the pumpkin to a smooth consistency.
Step 9 – Store the pumpkin puree in an airtight container and place in the fridge. Use it within a couple of days or freeze.
Your Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree is complete!
How to Freeze Homemade Pumpkin Puree
To freeze Instant Pot pumpkin puree, you are going to need freezer bags or freezer friendly container. Please know that pumpkin puree will expand when frozen.
One great tip when it comes to freezing pumpkin puree is to free them pre-measured. So if you only need one cup for whatever recipe you are going to use it in the future, then freeze one cup of pumpkin puree in one bag or freezer friendly container.
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If you use a freezer friendly bag, spread the puree thinly and lay it flat and it will freeze quickly. This method of freezing will result in fast thawing too.
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Also, pumpkin puree may be freeze for up to one year!
Now that you know how to make pumpkin puree using an Instant Pot it is time to print the recipe with the exact measurements.
- 1 small pumpkin pie pumpkin
- 1 cup water, for instant pot
1.Add water to inner pot. Place pumpkin on trivet in the inner pot. Remove stem if needed so it doesn’t touch the inside of the lid.
2.Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 13 minutes.
3.Allow for a natural pressure release.
4.Carefully remove the pumpkin from the Instant Pot. Remove peels. Use a blender to puree the pumpkin to a smooth consistency. Store in airtight container in refrigerator and use within a couple of days or freeze.