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Old 11-19-2007, 09:23 AM   #1
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Pumpkin Puree Substitute

I have a great recipe for pumpkin bread that calls for pumpkin puree. The problem is that I cannot find pumpkin puree anywhere, not even in the high-end grocery stores. Is there any way I could substitute organic canned pumpkin? What about frozen squash - could that be substituted? Maybe I should just skip it . . .

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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You can use canned pumpkin. It will be fine.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #3
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Um, got a pumpkin? Pretty quick to puree it down. Cut into chunks, zap in microwave, and mash or stab blend. If you want to use the other pumpkin you mentioned, stab that down too or pass thru a sieve. Not familiar with any squash that wasn't baby, but I don't see why you can't. Different flavour is all. Just don't know how it would taste.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #4
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I have a great recipe for pumpkin bread that calls for pumpkin puree. The problem is that I cannot find pumpkin puree anywhere, not even in the high-end grocery stores. Is there any way I could substitute organic canned pumpkin? What about frozen squash - could that be substituted? Maybe I should just skip it . . .
You must be thinking of canned pumpkin its sold plain or already spiced for pumkin pie.The organic pumpkin is just fine.Its the same thing.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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Canned pumpkin is pumpkin puree. There's nothing else in the can.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:42 AM   #6
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Canned pumpkin is pumpkin puree. There's nothing else in the can.

..And if you really wanna substitute, and kick it up...Sweet potato!!
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Old 11-19-2007, 11:19 AM   #7
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I agree the Sweet Potato would be great as well as most types of squash.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:39 PM   #8
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Butternut squash may even work here.
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