Jump to content

Subsitute for CANNED PUMPKIN and what kind?
how.... jap, QLD blue or butternut??


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:41 AM

found a great recipe I want to try but it calls for canned pumpkin (come again...??? huh.gif) so I am not sure if I can used roasted pumpkin instead or how much would be in canned pumpkin if it is flavoured or such.....
....so all you wonderful americans can you please help me out.

PS I have seen canned pumpkin in the states, it just amazes what gets canned

EDITED TO ADD....
WHat kind I have some butternuts in the garden will they be ok??

Thanks!

Edited by 3Keiki, 08 December 2012 - 07:08 AM.


#2 bright*future

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:43 AM

what's the recipe for?  I would think mashed pumpkin or roasted depending on the recipe?

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:51 AM

When my MIL makes pumpkin pie (DP's stepdad was American so she had to learn how!) she uses steamed and mashed/blended pumpkin and extra sugar.

If it is not a 'pumpkin specific' recipe you can substitute stewed apples/apple sauce instead.

#4 emjrose

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

You can buy canned pumpkin in the David Jones food hall, we lived in the US for 4 years so go there now and then to satisfy our American food cravings

#5 Chelara

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:56 AM

Mashed should be fine.

#6 ACO

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:54 AM

I have substituted roasted pumpkin. What I do is put half a pumpkin with the seeds removed on a roasting tray and bake for 40 min - 1 hr (depending on the size) until cooked through. A lot of moisture will collect in the seed cavity, pour it off then scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Then mash with a fork or purée in a blender.


#7 Emerald

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE (credence @ 05/12/2012, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have substituted roasted pumpkin. What I do is put half a pumpkin with the seeds removed on a roasting tray and bake for 40 min - 1 hr (depending on the size) until cooked through. A lot of moisture will collect in the seed cavity, pour it off then scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Then mash with a fork or purée in a blender.



When I make pumpkin pie it called for canned pumpkin. I use butternut pumpkin cooked and mashed. And my us hubby says its perfect

#8 kpingitquiet

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Canned pumpkin is literally just cooked, pureed pumpkin in a convenient metal container original.gif GAWD how I wish they had it here!

#9 Procrastinator5000

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 08/12/2012, 12:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canned pumpkin is literally just cooked, pureed pumpkin in a convenient metal container original.gif GAWD how I wish they had it here!


Exactly - not really sure how it's any more crazy than canned tomatoes or canned beans?

Just cook up pumpkin and puree it! Getting the quantity right might be the only tricky part.

#10 purplekitty

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:33 AM

Canned pumpkin is less watery than fresh mashed pumpkin.
If I'm making pumpkin pie I let it sit on paper towel or drain it well before mashing.

#11 la di dah

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE (kpingitquiet @ 08/12/2012, 12:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Canned pumpkin is literally just cooked, pureed pumpkin in a convenient metal container original.gif GAWD how I wish they had it here!


Yes. I did learn its pretty easy to puree butternuts though because I didn't order my cans in time this year.

I would not roast pumpkins to make something that's calling for pumpkin puree?

#12 purplekitty

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 08/12/2012, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I would not roast pumpkins to make something that's calling for pumpkin puree?
Roast wouldn't be the right texture,would it?

#13 kpingitquiet

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

You *can* roast before pureeing, it just depends on the flavor you want. For a milder flavor, I steam or boil then puree. For a more caramelized, deeper flavor I roast then puree. I've made pumpkin pies, bread, and soup out of each type.

#14 warriorsfan

Posted 08 December 2012 - 11:57 AM

http://www.usafoods.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2147/.f

For you Americans and Canadians, this is where we get our stuff from, Pumpkin, Grape jelly etc. The post Australian wide.  biggrin.gif

#15 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 08 December 2012 - 03:54 PM

I buy my freezer paper for stencilling from them (also junior mints....mmmmmm junior mints......)
But I always prefer fresh to anything in a can if possible (including toms) but I am lucky enough to have a big garden too...
I think I will try roasting the butternut then puree and see how I go..
Its for a pumpkin chocolate slice

#16 ACO

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:01 AM

QUOTE (purplekitty @ 08/12/2012, 12:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Roast wouldn't be the right texture,would it?


I wouldn't chop it up into pieces and roast, like I said, one whole piece. I think it's important to roast and not steam the pumpkin because you really want to get rid of as much moisture as you can. The canned pumpkin stuff is quite concentrated.

I think you could use any sort of pumpkin really. I have always used butternut (which is actually not a pumpkin but a squash).

#17 kpingitquiet

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

(all pumpkins are squashes original.gif but that's ok, just a native food pet peeve lol)

I find butternut is great and it's the same species as the Dickinson pumpkin used to make the canned stuff, though I've been known to do a mean Qld Blue pie.

#18 Peanut

Posted 11 December 2012 - 07:42 AM

QUOTE (warriorsfan @ 08/12/2012, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
http://www.usafoods.com.au/s.nl/it.A/id.2147/.f

For you Americans and Canadians, this is where we get our stuff from, Pumpkin, Grape jelly etc. The post Australian wide.  biggrin.gif


Thanks for the link!  original.gif

Do you find the products reach you without any spills/damages etc?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Mum shares hilarious story about attempting shower sex

As most parents know, finding time for sex post-kids is one of life's not-so-little challenges.

16 things you'll learn on the preschool party circuit

Kids birthday parties sound fun in the abstract but the reality is they often end up an introverts worst nightmare – forced social interaction in the name of good parenting.

The 92-year-old who's a great-great-great-grandmother

A 92-year-old Canadian woman has become a great-great-great grandmother this week after the family welcomed a baby boy.

The Pramrolla mimics a walk in the park to help your baby get to sleep

Simply put the pram brake on, set the wheels on top of the Pramrolla, plug it in and off they go ... or so they think.

Beyonce shares surreal pregnancy photo shoot

Pop superstar Beyonce on Thursday released a slew of photos of herself posing pregnant and nude.

Airport staff order mum to squeeze her breasts to prove she's lactating

A Singaporean mum of two has spoken about her humiliation at the hands of German airport security guards who ordered her to prove she could breastfeed.

How to keep your baby or toddler safe at home

Child-proofing tips that will ensure your home remains a safe haven for curious toddlers and babies on the move.

Told to get rid of their dogs, this expectant couple took the sweetest photos instead

When the couple conceived their first human child they came under enormous pressure to give up their dogs.

Bereaved parents take baby home for 'family time' after death, thanks to cuddle cot

A bereaved mother has spoken about her decision to take her daughter's body home to spend time as a family before her funeral.

'Get off your phone!': the daycare note that's got people talking

A note posted by a US daycare facility has urged parents to get off their phone when collecting their children:

Babysitter's creative 'hands-free' baby carrier hack

We've all been there – you need to hold the baby, but you also need to eat.

Will these be the most on-trend baby names of 2017?

Nameberry has crunched the numbers, predicting which monikers will see a rise in 2017.

Firefighter adopts the baby he helped deliver

Five years ago firefighter Marc Hadden took an emergency call that changed his life.

Mum shares graphic image to highlight importance of rear-facing car seats for kids

A British safety blogger has shared a graphic photo of the damage a seatbelt can do in a car accident in a bid to persuade more parents to use rear-facing car seats for as long as possible with their kids.

Pharrell Williams and his wife welcome triplets

Now that's a good way to start the new year.

Turn yourself into a child's climbing gym with this wearable vest

It's such a neat idea for those living in high density apartment blocks where children may struggle to get enough physical activity.

Bugaboo unveils its new Bugaboo Bee5

The lightweight and compact Bugaboo Bee has been on the scene for a decade now.

The first few weeks of pregnancy: surreal, scary, exciting

It is okay to be worried, nervous, anxious, in love and happy all at the same time.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Free ticket offer

Essential Baby & Toddler Show, presented by Blackmores

3-5 March 2017, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get your FREE ticket now. Save $20.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.