Recently, a coworker came to me with a number of questions about canned, solid pack pumpkin: is it sweetened? Does it have spices in it? What is it used for? If you're also curious to know more about solid pack pumpkin, here's the answer you've been waiting for.
What Is Solid Pack Pumpkin Puree?
Solid pack pumpkin is exactly that: just pumpkin, and nothing else (despite the misleading pumpkin pie that is often on the label). It's sometimes called pumpkin puree or "100% pure pumpkin" to distinguish it from the similarly named pumpkin pie filling, which contains sugar and spices.
How to Make Solid Pack Pumpkin
Although you can make it yourself by seeding, roasting, scooping, and blending pumpkin flesh until smooth, buying solid pack pumpkin — which is free of preservatives — saves you the effort.