How to make it

  • To prepare fresh pumpkin:
  • Wash pumpkin.
  • Cut pumpkin into small pieces.
  • Remove all seeds, pulp and skin.
  • Place in large saucepan and cook with enough water to cover pumpkin.
  • Cook until pumpkin is very soft.
  • Check occasionally to see that there is enough water (you can always add more).
  • Stir frequently.
  • Cover to help it cook faster.
  • Pour into colander and drain excess water.
  • Let stand 1 1/2 hours.
  • When completely drained, mash well and place into containers.
  • You can pack 1 1/2 cups for pie recipe in containers and freeze.
  • The pumpkin will keep frozen very nicely for about 9 months with no change in taste .
  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • In large bowl, blend sugar, spices and salt.
  • Combine with fresh pumpkin.
  • Add beaten eggs and mix well.
  • Add hot milk and genlty mix.
  • Pour into your favorite pie crust.
  • Bake at 425F for 15 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 350F and bake filling about 25 minutes.
  • Filling is set when knife placed in center of pie comes out clean. Makes a very large pumpkin pie.

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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    I haven't done this is years! Thanks for the memory jolt!
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  • decobabe 9 years ago
    Just in time! I was asked to bring a pumpkin pie to a party Friday night and there is no canned pumpkin sold in Italy.
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    You are absolutely right about that Kathy nothing taste better then a slice of "your" pumpkin pie.
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