Easy to Make Instant Pot Pumpkin Puree: 2 Ways

How to Make Pumpkin Puree in Instant Pot: 2 Ways

Hello Foodies, 
          Enjoy the flavor of fall's favorite pumpkins on cold- weather. This instant pot way to make pumpkin puree is ideal and game-changer. Using this homemade pumpkin puree, make delicious fall desserts, souls, healthy pumpkin dishes, and cocktails too. You add this puree to make halwa, cheesecake, and cookie dough. 


I was amazed when I realized that there is almost no preparation time that I have to do before cooking pumpkin. All process of removing seeds, stem, and skin is done after cooking, which makes it super easy and hassle-free, Yay, Kudos to Instant Pot! I have been baking whole pumpkins in the oven after piercing them. But since got the instant pot never did this in the oven; an instant pot is a real game changer! I am intrigued by the time it saves and the ease of preparation. This pumpkin puree is perfect for fall recipes, and you will probably have to whip up more than one batch of this pumpkin puree. 

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Why have I not used water to make pumpkin puree? 
         Addiction of water while blending cooked pumpkin will be loosened and more watery consistency than store-bought canned pumpkin puree. If you use it as is, the looser texture may affect baked goods, mainly any custard based baked goods, such as pumpkin pie. So, to avoid watery loosen consistency, do not add water while blending. Once blended, strain the pumpkin puree in a bowl. 

Recipes Using Pumpkin Puree:
Cooking Time: 15 Minute. 

Things You Need:
  • Pumpkin 
  • Instant Pot 
  • Trivet
  • Knife 
  • Spoon
  • Grinder/Food Processor 
  • Airtight container to store the puree
Instructions:
Method 1st:
  • Pour 2-3 cups of water in the insert of the instant pot.
  • Place the trivet and the pumpkin on top. 
  • Close the lid, and place the vent on the sealing position. 
  • Cook on manual mode(Hi) for 12 minutes(Different pumpkin size/ weight may mean that you need to add or subtract cook time to accommodate different size).
  • NPR and open the lid(do not release the pressure manually). 
  • When the pressure valve falls, open the lid and carefully remove the pumpkin. 
  • Once cool, slice the pumpkin in half. 
  • Use a spoon to remove the seeds, and then scoop out the pulp with a spoon.
  • Add the pulp into a grinder jar and grind it into a smooth and silky puree. 
  • I have not added any water to make a puree so that it will stay good for a long time. 
  • Store puree in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Or in an airtight container in the freezer up to 6-7 months.

What do you do if your pumpkin is big and doesn't fit in the instant pot? 
Method 2nd:
  • Slice the pumpkin into small pieces and add them into the pan. 
  • Pour water into the insert of the instant pot and place trivet with the pan. 
  • Close the lid of the instant pot. 
  • Steam it for 9 minutes and open the lid and take the pan out with the trivet. 
  • Add the pulp into a grinder jar and grind it into a smooth and silky puree. 
  • I have not added any water to make a puree so that it will stay good for a long time. 
  • Store puree in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Or in an airtight container in the freezer up to 6-7 months.

Health Benefits of Pumpkin:
  • Highly nutritious and rich in Vit.A, also a good source of beta-carotene. 
  • Low in calories 
  • High in antioxidants 
  • Boost immunity.
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