Canned pumpkin is quite convenient for all your cooking needs. It saves you the trouble of peeling and preparing the pumpkin for cooking from scratch. Unfortunately, the taste doesn’t come close.
Canned pumpkin is usually a lot less flavorful and sometimes even tastes bland, with only the color reminding you it is a pumpkin. Fortunately, you can do something about it and make it taste better.
Pour the canned pumpkin onto a baking sheet and pop it into a preheated oven at 400F for a couple of minutes. The heat will intensify the flavors that might have been obscured when it was processed at the production plant. After it cools down, you can combine it with other ingredients.
Mix in Sugar and Cinnamon
Mixing in some sugar and cinnamon into canned pumpkin will make it taste way better. One tablespoon of each will remove the bitterness and infuse the pumpkin with a sweetness that will be noticeable when cooked.
Cook it on a Stove
This tip helps the canned pumpkin in the same way as the baking method, allowing its natural flavors to shine. As a bonus, you will get an improved consistency as cooking the pumpkin on a stove will remove excess moisture.
Spice it Up
Canned pumpkin can be efficiently brought back to life with spices. You can use cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger to create a complex and satisfying flavor profile.