I want to make a pie!

Have you ever made a pie?  I mean a realllly GOOD pie.  To be honest, before I married a vegetable farmer, I had never made a true pumpkin pie – one from scratch that is.

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One of the things I’ve learned is that most pie pumpkin filling from a can is actually made from a pretty cool squash.  Not a problem and it’s still tasty, but I love pie pumpkins. So how do you use it?  This is what I do…

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F

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Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds.  You can keep those seeds to roast later.

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Place the halves cut side down on a baking sheet.  Roast uncovered for 40-60 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

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Scrape the flesh from the skin. Use a food processor to purée the pumpkin.

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Bake away!  Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin brownies, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin baby food…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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