Pumpkin Substitutes

Pumpkin is an extremely popular fall flavor, especially during the holidays. Get easy pumpkin substitutes and learn the best way to substitute pumpkin puree for canned pumpkin in your recipes.

Pumpkin Substitutes

For 1 cup canned pumpkin or pumpkin puree, substitute 1 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato or butternut squash. These ingredients, in these amounts, are interchangeable in most recipes.

Replacing Canned Pumpkin with Pumpkin Puree

After cooking and draining, this is what to expect from a typical cooking pumpkin:

2-1/2-pound pumpkin = 1-3/4 cups puree 3-1/2-pound pumpkin = 2-1/2 cups puree 5-pound pumpkin = 2-3/4 cups puree 6-pound pumpkin = 2-3/4 cups puree

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Sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie join forces in our amazingly delicious pumpkin pie recipe. Our food editor Hali shows you how to make pie crust that's flaky and delicious along with the steps for our sweet and crunchy topping.


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