I love fall. The smells, tastes, and beautiful scenery is awesome to me. I just love fall. I’ve always been a sucker for pumpkin pie and more recently, chocolate chip pumpkin bread. Pumpkins are a very versatile veggie and can be used in a lot of recipes!
Yesterday I cooked and pureed a pie pumpkin for the very first time! I cut off the stem, sliced the pumpkin into a few pieces, added a cup or so of water in the Crock Pot, and cooked it for a few hours (I didn’t time it) on high. The result was a tender pumpkin, but I had a bit of difficultly getting it the consistency I wanted it to be. I had read online that you aren’t supposed to add too much water, so blending it in a blender was not ideal. I have made lots of baby food in the blender, but you can add as much water as you need to in those instances. SO, I just broke down and whipped out the potato masher and it worked pretty well. Anyway, that wasn’t the point of this post…you can also used canned pumpkin for this recipe! :o)