Don't know what to do with your leftover pumpkin puree? Here's a variety of healthy and delicious canned pumpkin recipes that are both sweet and savory.
While pumpkin recipes are all the rage during the fall season, I enjoy them year round thanks to one of my favorite pantry staples, canned pumpkin puree. It's such an easy way to add flavor and nutrition without much effort!
It's also a great substitute for oil and butter in baked goods and helps make them moist.
Canned pumpkin puree is widely available here in the United States, but if it's not easily accessible where you live, then here's how to make homemade pumpkin puree. It requires more effort, but the process is very simple, so have no fear!
What to do with leftover pumpkin puree
You may have noticed that many recipes that call for canned pumpkin don't require a full can. So what are you supposed to do with the leftovers?
I am here to share storage tips as well as plenty of recipes to help you use it all up!
All of these recipes are made with simple ingredients and are chock-full of fall flavors. And because canned pumpkin is available all year round, these recipes can be enjoyed any time of year.
How to store
You will first need to scoop it out of the can and transfer into a jar or container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can also freeze for up to 6 months. I personally like to freeze in ¼-1/2 cup portions using this freezer tray. Simply thaw in the refrigerator overnight.
Note: When baking with leftover pumpkin puree, it is best to take it out of the refrigerator and bring to room temperature along with other cold ingredients, like eggs, milk, etc.
Favorite Pumpkin Recipes
Here's a collection of EASY, healthy pumpkin recipes for babies and kids to enjoy during the fall and holiday time. This roundup contains sauces, dips, baked goods, and one pot meals for the whole family.
More baby and kid friendly pumpkin recipes
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Frequently Asked Questions
Real pumpkin puree is cooked and pureed pumpkin without any added sugar or spices. The only ingredient you should see is pumpkin.
Pumpkin pie filling contains added sugar and spices.
If you'd like to incorporate more variety, you can easily swap pumpkin with butternut squash puree or sweet potato puree.
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