Did you open a can of pumpkin puree and didn’t use it all up? Not sure what to do with it? Here are some easy recipes to make with leftover pumpkin puree! Get the most out of your pumpkin puree!
Not many recipes use a whole can of pumpkin puree outside of a pie or something similar. Pumpkin puree adds a ton of moisture to a recipe, so you can’t always use a whole can in one recipe! So, I almost always have leftover pumpkin puree when I open up a can (or when I make a huge batch of homemade pumpkin puree and wonder how I’ll use it up). Here are some of my favorite recipes that will help you use up your can of pumpkin puree!
How To Store Leftover Pumpkin Puree
In the freezer: there are a few ways to store pumpkin puree in the freezer so you can pull out however much you need for a recipe! You can freeze pumpkin puree up to 3 to 4 months.
- In a muffin tin: you can fill a muffin tin with half cup scoops of pumpkin puree and freeze. Once frozen, you can remove the pucks and transfer them to a freezer-friendly zip-top bag for storage in the freezer. If you’re concerned about difficulty popping out the pucks, use a silicone muffin tray.
- In a zip-top bag: I recommend freezer-safe quart bags. You can flatten the puree so it’ll thaw quicker.
- In an ice cube tray: If you want to freeze pumpkin puree for a smoothie or just need a tablespoon here or there, you can use an ice cube tray!
What is the Difference Between Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Filling?
Make sure when you’re buying pumpkin puree, you’re not picking up pumpkin pie filling! At my local stores, they’re literally side-by-side on the shelves and their packaging is almost identical. These recipes use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Pumpkin pie filling comes pre-spiced and sweetened!
Recipes That Use Leftover Pumpkin Puree
This homemade pumpkin creamer uses 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree to create a warm and cozy creamer that you can enjoy throughout the year. Another seasonal item you can make at home is the pumpkin cream cold brew where the pumpkin cold foam uses 3 tablespoons as well.
I hope these recipes help you use your can of leftover pumpkin puree! I’ll update this post as I create more recipes using pumpkin puree, so make sure to save this post and stay tuned!