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Baby Food: Pumpkin Puree

On October 23, 2012 by Kelly

As we adults become a little pumpkin obsessed this season, why not start the love of pumpkin early?  Your 6-9 month old can join in on the joy of all things pumpkin with a homemade Pumpkin Puree. You can always make extra for baking your favorite treats.

Pumpkin Puree


Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 1 medium baking pumpkin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350F.  Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds, and place each half cut side down in a baking pan with approximately 1-2 inches of water.  Bake 45-60 minutes.  Let cool slightly, then scrape out the flesh of the pumpkin.  Place in blender and add cinnamon.  Blend, adding water if needed, to reach desired consistency.

Freezing Directions:

Transfer mixture to a non-freezer gallon bag.  Cut a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and use it to pour/squeeze the puree into ice cube trays.  DO NOT OVERFILL.  Only fill each cube to the sides and not overflowing the sides.  Cover each tray with aluminum foil and label.   Freeze for at least 24 hours before dividing among indicated number of quart sized freezer storage bags.  TO SERVE:  Thaw desired number of cubes.  Warm in microwave for 5-10 seconds before serving if desired.

Servings: 24 cubes

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