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Pumpkin Puree

1. Cut pumpkin into halves or quarters.
2. Remove seeds and stringy stuff.
3. Peel.
4. Cut into large portions.
5. In saucepot over high heat, in one inch of boiling water, heat pumpkin to boiling.
6. Reduce heat to low.
7. Cover and simmer for 25-30 min., until the pumpkin is tender.
8. Drain.
9. Mash, chop or run through a potato ricer.
10. Pour into a sieve or strainer and allow excess water to drain off.
11. Use in various recipes or mix with butter, brown sugar and spices and eat.

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