Here in England (outside of London, at least) buying canned pumpkin is very expensive. I have a can I bought at Selfridge's for five pounds. Each Fall I have a major urge to add pumpkin to various baked goods. In order to give in to this urge and not go bankrupt, I have started to make my own puree. Here is how you do it.
STEP ONE: Cut up the pumpkins (obviously)
STEP TWO: Boil, steam or roast them until they are cooked and tender.
LOOK! THEY ARE COOKED!!!!
STEP THREE: Peel the pumpkin chunks.
STEP FOUR: Puree the mash.
STEP FIVE: Strain under pressure to remove excess water.
For some reason, blogspot is not letting me upload the last few pictures. Oh well!