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Pumpkin Pie Filling vs Pumpkin Puree

By stacy ling

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Not sure whether to use pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin puree for your fall recipes? Learn the key differences between them with these simple tips. 

Pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling are two very different products that serve distinct purposes in recipes. Here’s what you need to know.

Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin puree contains only one  ingredient: cooked and pureed pumpkin. There are no added sweeteners,  spices, or other flavorings.

Pumpkin puree is also a versatile ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes.

Pumpkin Pie Filling Pumpkin pie filling is a premixed product that includes not only cooked  and pureed pumpkin but also sweeteners, spices, and sometimes other  flavorings like vanilla extract. It’s specifically formulated for making  pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin pie filling is designed to make the process of making pumpkin  pie more convenient. You can use it directly in your pie crust without  needing to add extra sugar, spices, or flavorings.

While you can use pumpkin pie filling in other recipes, it’s primarily  intended for making pumpkin pie, but can also be used in other desserts with a similar flavor profile.

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