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?

The average food item travels 1550-2480 miles (2500-4000 KM) in the U.S.
-The WorldWatch Institute, "Home Grown," 2002

Quotes

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~Thomas Jefferson
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