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Vegetable Dessert: Real Pumpkin Pie

(post, Cristin Couzens)

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First things first.  Do not try and make a pumpkin pie with a Halloween pumpkin.  Halloween pumpkins are bred specifically for carving – thick skin, hollow inside.  Taste and consistency were not factors in the development of these varieties.  Since it’s December, there’s probably little chance you would try this….but I thought  I’d warn you just in case.

What kind of pumpkin should you use?  There are more choices than I ever  imagined.  Cinderella, Pink Banana, Sugar Pie, and Blue Hubbard are all good pie pumpkins.  I chose a Sugar Pie Pumpkin from Sun Gold Farm.  I bought it back in early November and have kept it in a milk crate in our chilly mudroom for the last two months.  I couldn’t fit the pumpkin on the airplane with me for a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.   So, since we’re home for Christmas,  Christmas Pumpkin Pie it is.

Meet my pumpkin: Read more at The Weekly Veggie Thanks for visiting!