Sugar Pie Pumpkin Recipes

Sugar pie pumpkins are great for eating as well as for making cute, little Jack O’ Lanterns. Once roasted, steamed or baked the flesh is ready to be made into any number of tasty, seasonal dishes, sweet and savory. To get started, try this sugar pie pumpkin preparation recipe from Alice Waters of Chez Panisse!

"Oven-Roasted Pumpkin Puree"

  • Choose a sugar pumpkin that is dense and heavy for its size.
  • Cut it in half horizontally.
  • Scrape out the seeds and place the halves cut side down on a baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with a few tablespoons of water and roast in a preheated 350° F oven for 1 hour, until the pumpkin collapses and is tender through.
  • Remove from the oven and cool.
  • Scrape the flesh from the skin and purée. Season with salt and pepper, and with a bit of butter or cream, if you like. Serve as a savory vegetable with grills or roasts, or use the puree, unseasoned, to make fresh pumpkin pie.

Now, use this Moosewood Recipe to create a delicious seasonal treat!

"No Fault Pumpkin Pie"

  • 3 cups pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup of honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered cloves
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 can evaporated milk or 2 cups scalded milk
  • Mix in order given.
  • Pour into whole wheat pie shell.
  • Bake 10 minutes at 450° F.
  • Reduce heat to 350° F and continue cooking for 40 minutes or until set.

ENJOY!

Did you know?

Organic farmers and experts in India organized to address the agriculture crisis facing the nation's 700 million farmers. Poor yields, degraded soils, and expensive chemical inputs arising from the cultivation of pesticide intensive crops, including genetically engineered cotton, have devastated India's rural economy. Crop failures and crushing debt led over 300 Indian farmers to commit suicide between May and July. To address this crisis, farmers from all over the country joined together August 2, 2006 to create the "Organic Vision 2020," a long term strategy to shift the country's farming focus back to ecological and traditional organic practices.

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