Saturday, December 12, 2009

.... and then you make a pie!

In the last post, I showed you how to bake the pumpkin. Baking it is just like any other winter squash.... really easy!

After the Long Island Cheese was cooled, I scooped out the flesh... it separated from the skin very easily! Then I plopped it into bowl and put it in the fridge until I was ready to use it! I notices a lot of pumpkin juice rise to the top after I let it cool. I didn't incorporate that into the next step.

There was still some texture to the squash, so I put it in the food processor and pureed it. I wanted a smooth squash for my pie.

Then, all you need is a crust

Some pumpkin, spices, sugar, egg and milk

Put them all together and bake. And....


Pumpkin pie! The thing that is a tad tricky (not really, but still.....) is that with canned pumpkin puree, there is a controlled amount of water content in the pumpkin. With fresh, you have to cook the pie until it is done. Which means you have to check.... a lot. Our pie ended up cooking longer than suggested.

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