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Offline husker3in4

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Is tomato puree the same as ground tomatoes?
« on: August 28, 2013, 10:36:48 AM »
I tried some of those Classico crushed tomatoes, and also saw people here referring to ground tomatoes. I couldn't find ground tomatoes but found Classico puree.

So, is the puree the same as ground tomatoes, but just named different?


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Re: Is tomato puree the same as ground tomatoes?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 11:31:22 AM »
Nope, puree is much thicker, but not nearly as thick as paste
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Re: Is tomato puree the same as ground tomatoes?
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 12:30:44 PM »
I can find Classico crushed and puree in my local walmart, anyone know where they sell the classico ground?

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Re: Is tomato puree the same as ground tomatoes?
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 01:21:47 PM »
I think people have noticed Walmart is not stocking these anymore. You don't like the crushed??

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,25419.msg271852.html#msg271852

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Re: Is tomato puree the same as ground tomatoes?
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 02:41:00 PM »
I'm pretty sure that the ground has been discontinued in the Classico line, looks like they didn't want it competing with their premium 6 in 1 line of ground tomatoes. You could come very close by taking a can of the crushed tomatoes and hitting it with a stick blender. You may want to strain a little bit of the excess liquid from them before you do it. Puree is not the same as ground, Pastene also sells ground tomatoes, I have a picture of them in the "Pastene" thread in the "sauce ingredients" heading.


 

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