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Can you freeze or store extra pumpkin puree?

And if you can't freeze it, could you store it in an air tight container in the fridge or so long?

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Asked by ClvDandJ at 12:48 PM on Sep. 2, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • yes! you can freeze it, we make pumpkin pies every year from scratch and we actually cook the pumpkin first then let it cool then freeze it in separate containers so we can pull out whatever amount we need without having to refreeze anything, you can refrigerate it but not sure how long it will last in frig, in the freezer though, we never keep it longer than a year

    Answer by sylvia-ann at 12:53 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Pumpkin can be cut up and canned using a pressure cooker. If you can pumpkin, do not puree it. The acidity of pumpkin varies. If the acidity isn't high enough, the pureed pumpkin might turn bad, and you wouldn't know it until you have served it, and everyone came down with food poisoning. It is okay to freeze pureed pumpkin.

    Answer by dustbunny at 5:06 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • It freezes very well

    Answer by rkoloms at 10:08 PM on Sep. 2, 2009

  • Yes; we baked our Halloween pumpkins and made puree, which we then used for pumpkin bread for months after (I stored it in tupperware).



    Answer by UnplannedCookin at 3:44 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

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