can i freeze leftover pumpkin puree?
- emiloo Oct 30, 2005 06:18 PM
i've got some leftover pumpkin puree from a pie i was making. is this good to freeze? if so, what's the best way to store...and how long is it good for?
I froze some after Thanksgiving last year and used it at Christmas time. I'm sure it'd last longer than that. I just put it in a freezer ziploc bag. Press as much air out as you can.
absolutely-I suggest in a bag, with all the air pressed or sucked out that you can manage - rather than a plastic box so that you dont have ice crystals forming.
Certainly you can freeze your pumpkin puree. It will last months and months if it completely sealed and not exposed to air. I have frozen homemade puree and the remainder in the can with equal success. I will alert you that when you thaw it there will be some excess liquid. Just blot it up with paper towels.
you guys rock! thanks for all the suggestions! hooray for pumpkin puree all year long!
Just to add to what the others have said...I too have had success freezing pumking puree...when I do it I put 1/4 Cup portions into the cups of a muffin tin and freeze in that, then when ready to use I just pull out as many 1/4 Cup "discs" as I need.