How to make it

  • Mix the pie crust dough and chill in the refrigerator while you make the rest of the recipe.
  • Wash the exterior of the pumpkin in cool or warm water, no soap.
  • Cut the pumpkin in half. A serrated knife and a sawing motion works best.
  • Scoop out the seeds and scrape the insides. You want to get out that stringy, dangly stuff that coats the inside surface. A heavy ice cream scoop works great.
  • SAVE THE SEEDS. The seeds can be used either to plant pumpkins next year, or roasted to eat this year.
  • Steam the pumpkin for about 30 minutes or until soft.
  • Let cool then scoop out the cooked pumpkin meat out of the skin.
  • Puree the pumpkin. Let stand for a ½ hour to drain off any water. I process the pumpkin through a potato ricer then blend with a stick immersion blender to get a silky puree.
  • Mix sugar through salt.
  • Blend in eggs one at a time mixing well.
  • Add 3 cups pumpkin puree, vanilla, and condensed milk; mixing well after each addition.
  • This is a light and fluffy pie. If you want a little more dense pie, use only 3 eggs and 1 can of condensed milk.
  • Preheat the oven to 425℉ while you roll out and fit the pie crust into the pie plate.
  • Pour filling into pie crust up to ¼ inch from the top. You will have extra filling using a 9” pie plate. Save it for another use or make custard cups of crustless pie. Think I will use some of the remainder as a liquid substitute for pancakes in the morning.
  • Cover pie crust edge with an aluminum ring to keep the crust from burning.
  • Bake at 425℉ for 15 minutes. Turn down to 350℉ and bake for an additional 60 minutes, until a clean knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

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  • mbouchersr 4 years ago
    Sounds great..I had a recipe I made from scratch but lost it ..this one sounds very similar..thanks for sharing !!
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  • impssweetp 7 years ago
    This looks great to me. Your timing couldn't have been better. Thanks.
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  • aussie_meat_pie 8 years ago
    It's nice to see recipe's made from scratch.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Love home-made desserts from scratch! I always make my own pumpkin puree in fall. Gotta use up those pumpkins we set up for decorations, I never throw them away. The recipe sounds wonderful!
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  • joe1155 8 years ago
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  • pointsevenout 8 years ago
    Tastes like Thanksgiving. Sure glad I didn't step in it.
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    " It was excellent "
    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Smells like Thanksgiving!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Sounds like Thanksgiving!
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    I haven't made pumpkin puree in years but it sure make a difference in the taste of the pie... great post and five forks

    thank you for using my pie crust recipe..
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