Fun fact: A 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree equals 1 and 3/4 cups.
Want to know what the average pumpkin puree recipes call for? Not 1 and 3/4 cups.
You know where that leaves us? With a whole lot of random leftover pumpkin puree.
Don’t worry, friends. I know the situation seems dire, but there’s no need to panic. Today, we’re going to talk about how to store and freeze pumpkin puree, plus I’ll be sharing over 70 pumpkin puree recipes so you won’t need to waste an ounce of that Autumn gold.
This post is part of a series called “Stuff I’ve Googled,” in which we attempt to use up common leftovers before they become science experiments. For more tips, check out these posts:
- Leftover Buttermilk Recipes
- Coconut Milk Recipes
- Canned Chipotles in Adobo Sauce Recipes
- Leftover Egg White Recipes
- Leftover Egg Yolk Recipes
How to Store Pumpkin Puree – Can You Freeze Pumpkin Puree?
- Pumpkin puree can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Before storing, always remove any leftover puree from the can and place it in a glass or plastic container with a tight fitting lid.
- You can also store pumpkin puree in freezer bags. To save space, lay the bags on a baking tray until frozen. The flattened bags can easily be stored stacked or side by side.
- I also like to freeze pumpkin puree in ice cube trays to use as baby food. Allow the puree to freeze, then pop it out of the tray and store in a zip lock bag.
How Long Does Pumpkin Puree Last?
- Fresh pumpkin puree will last about 1 week in the fridge.
- Frozen pumpkin puree will last for about 6 months. To thaw frozen pumpkin puree, place it in the fridge overnight, or put the container of frozen puree in a bowl of cold water for 10-15 minutes.
- If any liquid separates while storing or thawing pumpkin puree, simply give it a good stir before using in recipes.
70+ Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Now that you know how to store your leftover pumpkin puree, let’s find out how to use it up! Below are a variety of pumpkin puree recipes you can mix and match to use up the entire can. For instance, try Well Plated’s Pumpkin Parfaits with Noshing with the Noland’s Pumpkin Pecan Muffins.
Whether you need to use a cup or just a few Tablespoons of pumpkin puree, there’s a recipe on this list for you. I’ve included pumpkin, desserts, beverages, breads, breakfasts, and even a few savory pumpkin recipes!
All of the recipes below use a can of pumpkin puree, NOT pumpkin pie filling. Unlike pie filling, canned pumpkin puree is unsweetened and unspiced.
I hope you have fun mix and matching your way to pumpkin heaven!
Less than 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Single Serving Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie from Chocolate Moosey
Coffee Shop Pumpkin Spice Syrup from Savvy Eats
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte from Farmgirl Gourmet
Pumpkin Spice White Russian from The Kitchen is My Playground
Easy Pumpkin Praline Danish from Oh Sweet Basil
Spiced Pumpkin Popcorn from Clark’s Condensed
1/4 Cup of Pumpkin Puree Recipes
No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake from Spoonful of Flavor
Pumpkin Chai Hot Buttered Rum from The Frugal Foodie Momma
Pumpkin Cheddar Pancakes with Rosemary from An Edible Mosaic
Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles from Smile Sandwich
Pumpkin Cannolis from Chocolate Moosey
Overnight Pumpkin Cheesecake French Toast Casserole from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Gluten Free Pumpkin Swirl Crumb Cake from Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Pumpkin Coffee Creamer from Shugary Sweets
1/3 Cup – 6 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Pumpkin Cookies with Coconut Cream and White Chocolate from Food, Faith, Fitness
Biscoff Pumpkin Pie Cookie Cups from Lemons for Lulu
Pumpkin Spice Butter from The View From Great Island
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Blossoms from The Food Charlatan
Pumpkin Caramel Monkey Bread Muffins from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Puffs from The Food Charlatan
Chocolate Chip Protein Pumpkin Pancakes from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Pumpkin Walnut Granola from Call Me PMC
Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake from Flavor Mosaic
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Bites from Running to the Kitchen
Maple Pumpkin Granola from Overtime Cook
Pumpkin Spice Biscuits from The View from Great Island
Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Walnut Swirl from Poet in the Pantry
Pumpkin Chai French Toast from The Healthy Maven
Spiced Pumpkin Rum Flan from All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies from Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Pumpkin Pie Bites from Cooking on the Front Burner
Maple Pumpkin Scones from Amy’s Healthy Baking
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake from Mom on Timeout
Pumpkin Brulee from Amy’s Healthy Baking
Flourless Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip from Wonky Wonderful
Pumpkin Banana Bran Muffins from American Heritage Cooking
Crock Pot Overnight Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal from Kitchen Treaty
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie from The Lemon Bowl
Pumpkin Spice Hi Hat Cupcakes from Beyond Frosting
Fudgy Gluten Free Pumpkin Brownies from Around My Family Table
2/3 Cups Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Roll from NeighborFood
Soft Batch Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies from Lemon Tree Dwelling
No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from Like Mother, Like Daughter
3/4 Cups Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread from Growing Up Gabel
Easier Than Pie Creamy Pumpkin Pie from Foodologie
Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodles from Mom on Timeout
Pumpkin Ginger Bars with Maple Glaze from Mom on Timeout
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Waffles from Barbara Bakes
Pumpkin Cookies with Cinnamon Glaze from Life, Love, and Sugar
Pumpkin Cranberry Coffee Wreath from Crumb
Pumpkin Parfaits with Coconut Whipped Cream from Well Plated
1 Cup Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Pumpkin Boule Bread from Hungry Couple
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta from Oh Sweet Basil
Gluten Free Pumpkin 7 Layer Bars from NeighborFood
Pasta with Pumpkin Poblano Cream Sauce from The Domestic Front
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pecan Spice Cake from All Day I Dream About Food
Pumpkin Ale Cupcakes with Streusel Cream Cheese Frosting from Snappy Gourmet
Pumpkin Pecan Muffins from Noshing with the Nolands
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Spice Latte Muffins from Cookin Canuck
Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Waffles from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
Grain Free Almond Butter Pumpkin Bars from The Roasted Root
Pumpkin Bread with Salted Pepitas from spabettie
1+ Cup or a Can of Pumpkin Puree Recipes
Easy Pumpkin Bread (One Bowl Recipe) from NeighborFood
Pumpkin Spice Crumb Cake from NeighborFood
Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Chili from Wholesomelicious
Pumpkin and Brie Crostini from Foxes Love Lemons
Pumpkin Dirt Pudding Graveyard Parfaits from NeighborFood
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Pie from The Stay At Home Chef
Pumpkin Hummus from Wonky Wonderful