The day after Halloween my grocery store was giving away all its pumpkins for free.
Can you say puree?! (Get it puree/hurray? Geez, I think I'm a comedian!)
Take one innocent pumpkin
Quarter it and remove all the stringy innards. Bake about 45 minutes at 375 degrees.
Dust off your food processor (or for me, unseal the new-in-box one that I mail ordered seven months ago). Scoop the flesh out of the skin.
I added 2 tablespoons of water to the puree to make it whirrrrrrrrrrr more efficiently.
For years, I didn't know that is all that is in a can of pumpkin. Seriously. I'd been paying $3.50 a can. Duh.
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