Canned pumpkin is vital during the holidays back in the U.S.A. It is hard to find and expensive in Korea. So, I decided to make my own using pre-peeled and sliced pumpkin/squash from Costco. One 900 g container will yield about 3 (15 oz) cans of mashed pumpkin ready for use in my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread or anything calling for canned pumpkin!
Servings: yields about 4 1/2 cups of mashed pumpkin
– 1 (900 g) container of pre-peeled and sliced pumpkin or orange squash
1) Chop the slices into smaller pieces so they are easier to mash post steam.
2) Put the pumpkin in a steamer basket over boiling water (be sure the water does not actually touch the squash). Steam for about 8-10 minutes or until the squash can easily me mashed with a fork.
3) Mash the squash, so there are no large chunks.
4) Let the pumpkin cool and then divide into individual plastic bags. Put 1 1/2 cups of the mashed pumpkin into each bag (1 bag equals 1 (14-15 oz) can of pumpkin).
5) Freeze until you need to use it. Thaw and use like canned pumpkin.
You can find the pre-peeled and sliced squash at Costco, and in smaller quantities at Home Plus.
For 1 can, about 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin: 125 Calories, 0.3 g Fat, 0 g Saturated Fat, 0 mg Cholesterol, 11 mg Sodium, 32.3 g Carbohydrates, 9.6 g Fiber, 0 g Sugars, 2.5 g Protein.