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Has anyone made a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin?  I need a recipe for one.  Thanks
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Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 10/30/2010 9:43 PM EDT
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Has anyone made a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin?  I need a recipe for one.  Thanks

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 10/31/2010 10:03 AM EDT
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In Response to Scratch Pumpkin Pie:
Has anyone made a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin?  I need a recipe for one.  Thanks
Posted by Elsa M


I have made pumpkin pies from scratch ,I love the Libbey's pumpkin pie recipe best of all,so when I make the pumpkin I follow that recipe.Wash the pumpkin well and scrape out the insides.Ouarter the pumpkin and place skin side down in a roasting pan,add a little water so it doesn't burn. Cover the roasting pan with a lid or foil,bake @350 for about an hour,check to make sure it's not burning and add more water if needed.Just scrape the pulp off of the skins while still warm and use a blender to make it smooth let cool and follow the recipe of choice.I think the can of pumpkin is 28 oz. so use 3 1/2 cups of the pumkin puree.You can also freeze the cooked pumpkin in freezer bags.At one time I cooked up 50 pumpkins and we had pumpkin coming out of our ears,but that was ok because we enjoyed it all.I also gave some to my cousin who had a baby at the time and he enjoyed the pumpkin puree just sweetened with a little sugar :)

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/2/2010 12:22 AM EDT
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You can also toast your pumpkin seeds to eat.

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/3/2010 8:33 AM EDT
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The pumpkins grown for carving do not make good pumpkins for pies.  There is a lot of water in the carving ones and the sugar content is lower.
If you want to do it you be best starting to roast the pumpkin then once it is tender remove the flesh from the shell and cook it stove top to remove any water left in the pumpkin.
It is almost more work than it is worth but it is always fun to try something like this at least once.
When I find cans of pumpkin on sale I just stock up.  Did that a year ago before the "Great Pumpkin Shortage" and made it through the holidays and into the summer with my stock.

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/3/2010 5:19 PM EDT
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Use a pie pumpkin. A few weeks ago I explained how to bake a pumpkin for puree.

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/4/2010 3:27 PM EDT
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Great tips everyone!  Now how do I tell a "pie" pumpkin from a regular one?

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/4/2010 8:22 PM EDT
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   MAXINE M Oh YES;I love toasted/roasted)pumpkin  seeds.ButI stillbuyLobby'scaned pumpkin,so much easier .to start one step aheadLastyear cannedpumpkin was $3 can&I used alocally grown pumpkin ( though tabetter value but really wasn't since  [my] "MY TIME IS MONEY" tooSmileMoney mouth
 In Response to Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie:
You can also toast your pumpkin seeds to eat.
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Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/4/2010 9:17 PM EDT
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n Response to Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie:
Great tips everyone!  Now how do I tell a "pie" pumpkin from a regular one?
Posted by Elsa M


Pie pumpkins are much smaller and usually a darker orange than jack-o-lantern pumpkins....Hope this helps...

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/6/2010 9:22 PM EDT
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I hate to waste these pumpkins as I did not carve them.  I just used them as decorations and now I plan on making them into pumpkin slices for a treat for our city Ward meeting.  Wish me luck.  Thanks everyone for some great tips.  I do own a can opener but I would like to get back to the old way of doing things.  Yes more time may be involved but it's a labor of LOVE!

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/8/2010 1:06 PM EST
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I've used the larger pumpkins and I thought it was good the custard is a little softer than with the canned pumpkin.the one year I inherited about 50 pumpkins and hated to see them go to waste.I have given away pies and everyone said they were better than what they baked and I trust what they said because my one friend is very honest with me .Good luck with your pies and let us know how they come out.

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/8/2010 1:47 PM EST
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Just make sure you cook your pumpkin down before you use it so it isn't so watery.

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/9/2010 3:49 PM EST
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Okay I will do that.  Thanks

Re: Scratch Pumpkin Pie

posted at 11/9/2010 6:19 PM EST
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If you bake your pumpkin in the oven it is easier to use.

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