Yes, canned pumpkin is easily available at your grocery store. However, this time of year, fresh pumpkins are in abundance, and they are also very cheap. Making your own pumpkin puree will allow for more control over how smooth or chunky you’d like it. Let’s say you want it to be a little chunky so that you can see the specs of pumpkin in a pasta dish… that’s easily doable following this method. Also, there’s more to compost and less aluminum to clean out and lug to the recycling bin! So let’s get started, shall we? Here is how to make homemade pumpkin puree that is totally customizable!