What is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, right ? And it seems there are either the pumpkin pie lovers or the pumpkin pie haters, nothing in between. I have seen many a pumpkin pie hater convert to the lover side when given a pie made with fresh pumpkin. Once you have tried the fresh you will NEVER go back to the canned. Here is a complete guide to making the puree.
You can purchase the organic sugar pumpkins at Ocean Beach People’s Food Store on Voltaire St and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Wash your pumpkin thoroughly. Cut the pumpkin into pieces that will fit in the top of your steamer. Remove all the seeds and save for roasting. The seeds are great for snacking while everyone is waiting for the turkey to be ready on Thanksgiving Day.
Put the pieces in your steamer and cook for about 20 minutes with the top on it. Using a sharp knife, check to see if pumpkin is soft