We Tasted Almost a Dozen Canned Pumpkin Purees for Your Baking Needs
Your pumpkin pie will thank you.
Pictured recipe: Our Best Traditional Pumpkin Pie
This fall, we made it our mission in the EatingWell Test Kitchen to learn as much about pumpkin as possible—from the best way to roast the seeds to how to make our own pumpkin puree. We even tasted as many canned pumpkin purees as we could find to decide which one rose to the top.
In a blind taste test, we lined up nearly a dozen cans of pumpkin puree and tasted them side-by-side. While you might not think one can of pumpkin could be different than another, right off the bat you could see that some were more watery and some were pale while others had a deep, orange color.
The Test Kitchen team was unanimous: One-Pie Pumpkin stood out as the clear winner for its smooth and creamy consistency and deep squash flavor—just what we want in our fall baked goods. Keep an eye out for it at your grocery store and try it in one of these recipes that call for canned pumpkin, below.