Pumpkin/Squash Puree


1 or more Cooking type Pumpkin or Winter Squash


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Pumpkin/Squash Puree

Oct 31, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Adventures in Freeze Drying: For Beginners

This recipe will vary by size of Pumpkin or squash used, make sure to not overload your freeze dryer*


  1. Cut Pumpkin or squash in half and remove all seeds.
  2. Place cut side down in a baking dish, or in your instant pressure cooker.
  3. Add 1 Cup of Water per baking dish or to your instant pressure cooker.
  4. Bake for 1 hour at 350℉ or 10 minutes at high pressure with a natural release in your instant pressure cooker. 
  5. Make sure the pumpkin is tender before removing it from the oven or instant pot.
  6. Remove skin.
  7. Blend flesh in a blender.
  8. Spread evenly on a parchment lined tray, making sure not to exceed your weight limit per tray. 
  9. Cover with a lid and freeze until Solid (24-48 hours)
  10. Freeze Dry
  11. Powder either in a blender or using a rolling pin and a plastic zip top bag.
  12. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Cycle Time:

My cycle time was about 47 hours using 11 hours of my extra dry time


I added about 230g of water to 24 g of freeze dried pumpkin powder to get about 1 cup of reconstituted Pumpkin Puree (This may vary based on type of pumpkin freeze dried)


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.


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