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Old 08.10.2009, 13:07
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

The squashed-looking ones they have in Migros/Coop are actually my favorites. Granted they're a bit stringy - you'd want to puree them after cooking - but color and flavor are excellent. I prefer them to the round New England type.

(...and lucky for me I do! Not much choice over here otherwise, unless you grow your own.)
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The squashed-looking ones they have in Migros/Coop are actually my favorites. Granted they're a bit stringy - you'd want to puree them after cooking - but color and flavor are excellent. I prefer them to the round New England type.

(...and lucky for me I do! Not much choice over here otherwise, unless you grow your own.)
Ah, ok... I'm waiting for replacement food processor bowls... as soon as I get them, I think I'll try it again. Thanks
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Old 09.10.2009, 15:28
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Good day to experiment.

I found a pumpkin in the Coop today that is a squat, turban shape, looks like a kobucha squash (used to get those in the US) - except that the outside was green turning orange (Kobuchas were usually greenish to greenish grey), and I think it comes from Mantua Italy (the label said zucca viadanese di ballaguarda.) So I cooked it in the steam oven, scooped it out and pureed it. Really nice creamy texture, very sweet. Actually reminds me very much of a kobucha squash. I also got a "Halloween" pumpkin from the coop and I am letting that one cool so I can scoop it, puree it and see which one I like better. Maybe a pie and some pumpkin soup. Clearly I need a hobby.
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Sounds to me like you've got one! Happy pumpkining!
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Old 09.10.2009, 15:44
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Good day to experiment.

I found a pumpkin in the Coop today that is a squat, turban shape, looks like a kobucha squash (used to get those in the US) - except that the outside was green turning orange (Kobuchas were usually greenish to greenish grey), and I think it comes from Mantua Italy (the label said zucca viadanese di ballaguarda.) So I cooked it in the steam oven, scooped it out and pureed it. Really nice creamy texture, very sweet. Actually reminds me very much of a kobucha squash. I also got a "Halloween" pumpkin from the coop and I am letting that one cool so I can scoop it, puree it and see which one I like better. Maybe a pie and some pumpkin soup. Clearly I need a hobby.
We use a hand mill to puree the pumpkin.



You can freeze the puress for later use. Also, a pressure cooker can soften a pumpkin in a matter of minutes.
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Food mill was my first thought, and I I tried it with the other pumpkin last week... today I used the blender and it does a much better job at breaking down the fibers. Food processor works too, but I am awaiting replacement bowls. And perhaps these two pumpkins weren't so fibrous. Pressure cooker is an idea, but since we have a steam oven, seems like a good use for it.

The Halloween pumpkin is not nearly so nice as the zucca/turban/whatever
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Food mill was my first thought, and I I tried it with the other pumpkin last week... today I used the blender and it does a much better job at breaking down the fibers. Food processor works too, but I am awaiting replacement bowls. And perhaps these two pumpkins weren't so fibrous. Pressure cooker is an idea, but since we have a steam oven, seems like a good use for it.

The Halloween pumpkin is not nearly so nice as the zucca/turban/whatever

Different pumpkins have varying amounts of fiber. I think the best pumpkin I've found for pumpkin pie is Hokkaido. It is flavorful, sweet, smooth with very little fiber. There was also a green one with an asian name. I'll post its name if I remember it.

I had pumpkin pie last night.
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Apparently, there is a shortage of pumpkin puree in the US. The harvest was smaller than expected and thus the manufacturers have warned of supply shortages.

According to Libby's website, that is.
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Old 25.11.2009, 11:40
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

don't know if anyone's mentioned it before- but the american store near the riponne had some cans around halloween that i had seen.

funny enough i just pureed a pumpkin here in lausanne myself, if you are hard up and need just a bit, i'd be more than happy to pass some your way!
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkins also seem to be scarce this year, or has it been too warm?

Anyway, I've made good pumpkin pies with butternut squash and with the bright orange pumpkin that looks rather like an enormous onion (I think it's called a red onion squash in the UK). Split them, roast them in the oven and once they cool, puree in a blender. Nice and sweet, very creamy flesh. Because the pumpkin isn't as dense as the stuff in the can, we cut the milk used in the pie by about half.

We like graham cracker crust with our pumpkin pie. I've found that McVitie's digestive biscuits or hobnobs are a decent substitute.

I've also learned that my dog loves roasted pumpkin. Who knew?
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Hello, this thread was created years back, it's 2015 now. Anyone know a place in Zurich to buy Libby's Pumpkin Puree?

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Hello, this thread was created years back, it's 2015 now. Anyone know a place in Zurich to buy Libby's Pumpkin Puree?

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Tried Globus already? I don't live in Zürich any more but they used to stock it every year. The trick was getting there after they'd stocked it but before it had sold out....

Otherwise, you can order it online from http://www.junkfood.ch/
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

Globus Bahnhoffstrasse (not Bellevue) last week had pumpkin puree for 5.90
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Tried Globus already? I don't live in Zürich any more but they used to stock it every year. The trick was getting there after they'd stocked it but before it had sold out....

Otherwise, you can order it online from http://www.junkfood.ch/
Yes, we stocked-up on Libby's from Globus Zurich two weeks ago
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Re: Pumpkin Puree

I just buy a few pumpkins, roast them, purée them and freeze. Works for me.
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