How to make it

  • Cut and pare pumpkin, removing seeds.
  • Cut into 1-inch cubes and grind cubes in food processor until no longer chunky.
  • Place ground pumpkin into cheesecloth and sprinkle with salt.
  • Let stand overnight to remove moisture.
  • Take 8 cups strained pumpkin and place in a pot, adding the olive oil and butter.
  • Simmer for one hour, stiriing to prevent scorching.
  • In last 5 minutes, add sugar and raisins.
  • Remove from heat and add one cup walnuts.
  • Set mixture aside to cool.
  • Brush bottom of 14x20 pan with melted butter and line with pastry sheet,brush with melted butter and sprinkle with walnuts.
  • Repeat this process until 1/2 lb of the pastry sheets are used.
  • Pour pumpkin mixtureinto center and spread evenly.
  • Cover with remaining phyllo sheets making sure to brush each sheet with melted butter and sprinkling with chopped walnuts.
  • Top with 6 individually buttered sheets (no nuts).
  • Trim and cut into 2" diamond shapes.
  • Pour remaining butter evenly over the pie
  • Bake at 375 for one hour.
  • SYRUP:
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • While pastry is baking, boil sugar and water until a clear, thin syrup is formed.
  • Stir in honey and remove from heat.
  • Cool.
  • Pour over hot pastry out of oven.

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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    This is the best pumpkin pie EVER! and whomever gave you less than 5, has never tried this baby!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I love white raisins. I never had them in a pumpkin pie ,but by golly Im gonna try it!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    noir ate it and said...
    Terrific! :)
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  • leonora5 10 years ago
    Truly from the Gods! Wonderful recipe! Thanks
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  • legoflamb 11 years ago
    Amazing! Wonderful recipe!
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  • coffeebean53 11 years ago
    Another great one. Thanks for sharing.
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  • invisiblechef 11 years ago
    Sounds delicious to me :)
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