Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Kitchen Tip: How to Puree Winter Squash

Butternut squash about to be roasted.
Fall is upon is, which means it's time for breads, muffins, pies, cakes, soups, stews, and even sauces made from delicious, healthful pureed winter squash.

Making your own winter squash purees is a cinch, and waaaay cheaper than buying canned varieties.  I like to prepare a big batch all at once, then freeze pre-measured half cup portions to use all year long.

How to Puree Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Pumpkin, Etc.)

Wash your squash (tee-hee), and pat dry.

Cut squash in half lengthwise.  Remove seeds and cud from the cavity.

Place the squash halves face down in a large baking dish.  Add about an inch of water.

Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour, or until squash is tender.

Scoop the roasted squash out of its skin, and place in a large bowl.  Mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.

Use in your favorite autumn recipes!

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7 comments:

  1. I'll be doing a large batch of butternut squash very soon! Good to read a reminder of how-to! :)

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  2. Can this be frozen after it is pureed?

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  3. Yes! I usually freeze half-cup portions in a muffin tin, then pop them out and place them in a freezer storage bag.

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  4. What do you freeze in? Baggies? Ball canning jars?

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  5. I usually freeze half-cup portions in a muffin tin, then pop them out and place them in a freezer storage bag.

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  6. That was me, who didn't read the freezing instructions the first time. My mind left my head when I was pregnant, and I'm still waiting for it to come back :)

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