One year ago, I vowed to never buy canned
pumpkin...ever...again. Of course it sounds crazy, especially when I say it out loud, but at the time I didn't know any better. I certainly didn't know how EASY is was to make fresh pumpkin puree, out of Pie Pumpkins.
Pie Pumpkins, are one of several pumpkin varieties grown for eating, rather then carving/decoration. Compared to populating pumpkins, they are smaller and more dense. Also, when being held by a four year-old child, Pie Pumpkins puts things into perspective. :)
Baking a Pie Pumpkin
One Pie Pumpkin