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can i freeze leftover pumpkin puree?

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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?

thanks!

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    Pat Hammond RE: emiloo Oct 30, 2005 06:43 PM

    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.

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      jen kalb RE: emiloo Oct 30, 2005 06:54 PM

      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.

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        Jeremy Newel RE: emiloo Oct 30, 2005 07:02 PM

        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.

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          emiloo RE: emiloo Oct 30, 2005 07:04 PM

          you guys rock! thanks for all the suggestions! hooray for pumpkin puree all year long!

          thanks again.

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            ohny RE: emiloo Oct 31, 2005 11:46 AM

            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.
            Cheers!

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