It's time again for making pumpkin pies. I started making our pies with homemade pumpkin puree a few years ago-it's amazing how light it tastes compared with store bought pumpkin puree in a can.
1. Pick out a nice looking sugar pumpkin. The bigger it is,the more puree you will have.
2.Cut the pumpkin up into pieces.Place in a microwavable bowl with 2" of water. Cover,and microwave on high for 15 minutes. It the rind is not soft enough to peel back,microwave on high for shorter increments of time.
3. Once the pumpkin rind is soft enough,wait until the pieces are cool enough to handle,peel the rind off the pumpkin pieces,and puree in a food processor.
4.Line a strainer with a few layers of cheesecloth. Pour the puree in to the cheese cloth.