Learn how to cook pumpkin with this easy recipe that starts with a fresh sugar pumpkin and ends with homemade pumpkin puree. Never buy canned again!
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Cut pumpkin into small manageable pieces; cut off pith and seeds and discard.
Place cut pumpkin skin-side up in a large roasting pan.
Add 1/4 inch of water.
Bake uncovered until tender about 1 hour.
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 to 20 minutes.
Cut skin away from cooled pumpkin pieces.
Transfer pumpkin flesh to a food processor and puree until smooth or mash pieces in a bowl with a potato masher.