Pumpkin Puree Recipes | 6 Sweet Ways to Use a Can of One-Pie
Photo Credit : Aimee Tucker
Our annual obsession with everything pumpkin-spice may be a recent national phenomenon, but New Englanders have long turned to cans of One-Pie pumpkin and their favorite pumpkin puree recipes each fall. One-Pie is our preferred brand for the perfect hit of sweetened pumpkin goodness in everything from traditional pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread to more modern pumpkin treats.
One-Pie’s history is rooted in Maine’s canning boom in the 19th and early 20th centuries, when the state was home to well over 100 canning operations churning out sardines, sweet corn, beans, apples, and, yes, pumpkin. One-Pie canned pumpkin (the company also offers canned squash) officially got its start at the Medomak Canning Company in Waldoboro. Sadly, nearly all of Maine’s canneries have now closed, and while One-Pie is still distributed from West Paris, Maine, it’s actually made in Illinois. Still, the brand holds a special place here in New England, where taste and tradition mingle.
Ready to get baking with this year’s batch of One-Pie? These six sweet pumpkin puree recipes represent some of our favorite ways to use this New England autumn staple.
Ready to take a break from traditional pumpkin pie (delicious as it is)? We first ran the recipe for pumpkin chiffon pie more than 10 years ago, and it has remained a staff and reader favorite ever since. With its sweet walnut crust and light, fluffy filling, it’s a fresh take on a holiday favorite and worthy of a repeat appearance.
The sweet tang of dried fruit combines with the richness of pumpkin to create this delightful pumpkin bread from the Harborside House bed-and-breakfast in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Are you a fan of One-Pie? Which pumpkin puree recipes are your favorites?
This post was first published in 2017 and has been updated.