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How to Make a Pumpkin Pie from a Real Pumpkin

Updated on September 16, 2014

How To Make Pumpkin Pie With a Fresh, Real Pumpkin

Making a pumpkin pie with a real pumpkin may sound intimidating, but it's actually quite easy and the taste is worth the effort. If you've never had pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin before, you're in for a treat. You'll never want to go back to canned pumpkin puree again!

This page will help you with all the steps to bake delicious pumpkin pies made from real pumpkins, from finding a fresh sugar pumpkin to preparing fresh pumpkin puree. Of course I've included some delicious fresh pumpkin pie recipes. In no time, you'll be well on your way to making pumpkin pie the old fashioned way.

Please feel free to leave some feedback and let me know if this lens has been helpful to you, if you have any recipes to share, or any other thoughts you have. If you're still feeling skeptical and like making a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin sounds like a lot of work, don't fret. It's super easy. You could say it's easy as... wait for it... pie. (har har!)

Thanks so much and happy baking! 

Where to find a fresh pumpkin

there are more options than the grocery store.

You may feel like you're inundated with pumpkins around Halloween time, but sometimes the day you're looking to find one, you can't! You may go into your local grocery store, stare at a display of nuts and Christmas candies and say "They were right there a week ago!"

Some great places to find a fresh pumpkin are local farm stands, orchards or farmers' markets. It's always a good idea to buy from local farmers because you're getting high quality produce as well as supporting the livelihood of small, family-run farms. Doesn't that make you feel good?

This handy website actually offers a tool where you can type in your state or zip code and find out where all of the local pumpkin patches/stands that carry pumpkins are.

Using real pumpkin instead of canned - worth the effort

With pumpkin pies, as with many things in life, sometimes the extra time and effort really makes it worth it. You may find that you're so used to the canned pumpkin flavor, you might be scared to try fresh pumpkin pie, but trust me, it's worth it! You'll actually be able to taste the pumpkin without feeling like you're eating veggies. It just has that much more of a natural, delicious flavor that you just can't achieve through canned pumpkin preserves.

When buying a pumpkin, try to find "sugar pumpkins" instead of the huge jack-o-lantern kind. It will just be more fibrous the bigger it is, but they're all a tasty alternative to canned pumpkin preserves.

Helpful tools to decorate and protect your pie from burning.

Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Pie Crust Protector Shield, Fits 9.5-Inch and 10-Inch Pie Plates
Mrs. Anderson’s Baking Pie Crust Protector Shield, Fits 9.5-Inch and 10-Inch Pie Plates

I have 2 of these and they are a life saver! Sometimes pumpkin pie can take extra time to cook through, and these crust shields will ensure you never burn a crust again. Leave them on from start to finish. They work wonders!

 

I've found when baking that this cookbook I have called The Best of Amish Cooking offers some really wonderful, flavorful, natural recipes, and the pumpkin pie is amazing. It turns out that pumpkin pie when prepared by the Amish is rarely associated with Thanksgiving or Christmas, and is just a staple dish that is prepared for any occasion. I could live with that.

Since the recipe is copyrighted, unfortunately I can't post it here (but I've included the book in case you'd like to try the recipe!). HOWEVER! I did find another recipe that I've used multiple times and it is AWESOME. The honey instead of white sugar really adds a richer flavor.

courtesy of allrecipes.com. (the original recipe link can be found here).

"Pumpkin Pie using fresh garden pumpkins. Best served barely warm, with freshly whipped cream on top of each serving. Use the remaining pumpkin puree in any recipe that calls for canned pumpkin."

  • Prep time: 45 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
  • Yields: 8+

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sugar pumpkin
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust pie (or a pre-made pie crust. I like the Pillsbury ones you can find in the dairy section of the grocery store)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • lightly beaten
  • 1 cup honey
  • warmed slightly for easy pouring and mixing
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. To Roast/Prepare the Pumpkin:
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Cut pumpkin in half, and remove seeds. Lightly oil the cut surface. Place cut side down on a jelly roll pan lined with foil and lightly oiled. Bake until the flesh is tender when poked with a fork (usually about a half hour to 45 minutes). Cool until just warm. Scrape the pumpkin flesh from the peel. Either mash, or puree in small batches in a blender or food processor.
  3. For the Pie:
  4. Increase oven preheat temperature to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  5. In large bowl, blend together 2 cups pumpkin puree, spices, and salt. Beat in eggs, honey, milk, and cream. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes at the new temperature, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge of pie comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Helpful tips from Yours Truly: As with any recipe, you can make it your own with an adjustment to spices and other ingredients. I've found that reducing the amount of honey to 3/4 or so allows the pumpkin flavor to come out more in this recipe, and also makes it less sweet, so if you add sweetened whipped cream, you're not overwhelmed.
  8. ** IF YOUR PUMPKIN IS WATERY ** Sometimes I find that fresh pumpkin, once prepared and pureed, can be a little watery. Wrapping cooked pumpkin in cheesecloth will help squeeze out the moisture. If you don't have cheesecloth (I don't, sadly), sometimes just taking a wad of paper towels and pressing into your pumpkin mixture can help. I've gone through a lot of them before and it feels kind of wasteful, though. So cheesecloth is definitely the way to go if you have some.
5 stars from 1 rating of My Favorite Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

The Best of Amish Cooking Cookbook

Here it is, as promised! The pumpkin pie recipe (and carrot cake recipe and many more) in this cookbook is really wonderful and surprisingly simple. If you're interested in a collection of wholesome, natural and deliciously comforting recipes I highly recommend this cookbook.

Best of Amish Cooking: Traditional And Contemporary Recipes Adapted From The Kitchens And Pantries Of O
Best of Amish Cooking: Traditional And Contemporary Recipes Adapted From The Kitchens And Pantries Of O

Knowing these are tried and true for generations just makes everything taste better, at least to me. : )

 

Pumpkin Cookbooks

You can of course substitute real pumpkin for pumpkin puree in any pumpkin recipe, but these cookbooks will provide you with loads of ideas, from pumpkin bread to pumpkin soup, pumpkin cookies and cakes, and probably a bunch of things you've never even thought of.

Fresh Pumpkin Pie with Personality

I found these cute pumpkin-shaped pie plates and thought they'd add a festive extra special something to any pumpkin pie. (and of course you can't forget pumpkin pie spice!)

The history of the pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie before there were canned goods.

No wonder pumpkin pie makes us think of Thanksgiving! Some early variations of pumpkin pie were reported right around the time of the settlers at Plimoth Plantation in the early 1620s.

By 1670, a version of a pumpkin torte became known as "Pompion Pie" was making its mark in England, which involved fried pumpkin slices with eggs and herbs, butter, raisins, currans, and sugar layered over tart apples in a pie. Sounds pretty good to me! (though I'm not a huge fan of raisins.)

It wouldn't be until over a century later in 1796 when an American cookbook was published containing a recipe most closely resembling the pumpkin pie that we know and love today, with a spiced pumpkin custard baked in a crust.

Many thanks to Linda Stradley of What's Cooking America - History of Pumpkin Pie website for the facts to create this summary.

Fresh Pumpkin Recipes - bread, cheesecake, soup, and more

I've scoured the 'net and hand-picked some other pumpkin recipes from the pumpkin-recipe patch that looked really good to me that I thought you might enjoy.

Make a Fresh Pumpkin Pie on YouTube! - in case you learn better by watching.

YouTube is a great place to find tutorials for cooking! Check out the video featuring how to make a pumpkin pie out of real pumpkin below! (sadly I can't take credit for making it.)

Other Pumpkin Pie Resources on the Web

Here are some links for other sites featuring pumpkin pie information and recipes.

Got a great pumpkin pie recipe you swear by? Have a special story about pie baking or pumpkins, or just want to share your thoughts about anything? Please don't hesitate to leave a comment!

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      mrrandle8 4 years ago

      I'm gonna try to make one. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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      jseven lm 4 years ago

      I think this would taste divine! Thanks for sharing the real pumpkin pie. :)

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      PennyHowe 4 years ago

      I love pumpkin pie! I use the recipe off the pumpkin can and it seems to work good. Thanks for sharing your ideas and glad to hear you won a purple star. Happy Turkey Day!

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      GoAceNate LM 4 years ago

      Awesome lens. I've never made on completely from scratch. I'll have to give this a dance.

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      StrongMay 4 years ago

      My family makes pumpkin pie ONLY from fresh pumpkin.

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      BunnyFabulous 4 years ago from Central Florida

      I love pumpkin and I've always wondered how different it would be to make a pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin rather than canned. I'll definitely have to try it now. Yummy!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I have a pumpkin decorating my lawn now - I think I will bring it inside and put it to real use. Really nice lens, pinned and blessed.

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      awesomedealz4u 4 years ago

      Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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      Paul Franciskato 4 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I followed your Favorite Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe (though I only had 1/2 cup of honey) and the pie is baking right now! Actually, I have two pies baking because the result was too much for one 9-inch pie crust! I'll follow up with how it (I mean they) turn out!

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      Paul Franciskato 4 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I've never baked a pumpkin pie using a fresh pumpkin but I'm looking forward to it!

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      lewisgirl 4 years ago

      I love making fresh pumpkin pies! Nice lens!

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      hankmolini 4 years ago

      It isn't Fall if there isn't pumpkin pie! Definitely going to try making my own this fall!

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      miaponzo 4 years ago

      Yes, I have done this before.. not as difficult as it seems, and WAY more delish! Blessed!

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      Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      I agree completely about fresh pumpkin. I still haven't mastered the crust, but at least the pumpkin doesn't come from a can. Thanks for your lens!

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      Jackie Block 4 years ago from SE Michigan

      I picked up a pie pumpkin at the famer's market for my daughter and I to make a pie. I have never made one from fresh pumpkin, and am excited to try it out. Thanks for the tips, I have my cheesecloth ready!

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      Johanna Eisler 4 years ago

      I'm back for another look at your yummy lens! :) Wish I could "Like" it again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome it is!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      This recipe sounds awesome! I'm looking forward to making it. Blessed!

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      baby-strollers 5 years ago

      Yummy pumpkin pie! Thanksgiving-smanksgiving I love it all times of year.

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      glowchick 5 years ago

      Making Pumpkin Pie with real pumpkin is the best! So Yummy :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks so much for this recipe! It was one of the first results that I got when I Bing searched 'how to make pumpkin pie with real pumpkin.' I'm going to be making a pumpkin pie (with real pumpkin of course) for Thanksgiving, and this is exactly what I was looking for to help me out with it.

      Thanks again!

      - Joel

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      WoodlandBard 5 years ago

      How absolutely perfect. Found this in a Squidoo search and getting on with this righ now. Many thanks :-)

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      diaperbagdiva lm 5 years ago

      Can't wait to try some of these recipes. I love a good pumpkin pie around the holidays but am always cautious - not all pies are created equal ;)

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      southpaw23 5 years ago

      @tw1ztid: Hi tw1ztid,

      I'm so sorry your pie burned! I'm wondering if your oven temperature is accurate. I had an oven once that had a mind of its own and would just steadily get hotter and hotter because its temperature sensor was busted.

      The pie shouldn't burn so quickly unless perhaps some of the filling spilled onto the outside of your crust. Have you tried a crust protector? They have metal ones you can buy or what I sometimes do is make a makeshift crust barrier out of foil.

      This is definitely the recipe I've been using to make homemade pumpkin pie so I'm not sure how else to help. I transferred it directly from Allrecipes.com. I'm so sorry that happened to you! Hopefully your next pie won't burn.

      Thanks so much for your feedback and I am sending good pie vibes to you for the future!

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      This sounds like a great recipe, and it's a beautiful lens. Thank you.

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      tw1ztid 5 years ago

      It burned within 20 minutes. Set to 400F like the directions said.. This recipe is poorly written, must be some missing information. Major Fail.

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      southpaw23 5 years ago

      @Johanna Eisler: Thanks for your comment, Joie! Those tips are fantastic! It's really surprising how easily the flesh practically falls out of the skin when it's really cooked through. I've done it a few times where I didn't cook the pumpkin *quite* long enough and it still has that slightly stringy squash texture and sometimes the fibers are tougher to scrape from the outside. Plus, when you bake a nice long time you get that full-flavored almost nutty buttery pumpkiny goodness that comes from a good roasting.

      Okay talking about it is making me crave pumpkin pie now haha.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      LOVE pumpkin pie from scratch!

      If the pumpkin will fit in my oven, I do this: 1) Wash the outside of the pumpkin. 2) Put the whole pumpkin on a cookie sheet. 3) Pierce the pumpkin several times with a sharp knife. 4) Bake in a moderate oven until the pumpkin totally collapses (this could take a few hours). After that, the pumpkin cuts easily, and it's not hard to scrape out the seeds and fibers. Then scoop out the flesh and mash or blend. Now it's ready for your favorite pumpkin pie recipe!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Haha thanx for the help meh friends loved it and the guinea pig care stuff helped too :3

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      RecipePublishing 5 years ago

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      mmmmmmm pumpkin pie

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Pumpkin pie is my favorite.

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      maxnic11 6 years ago

      looks and sounds delicious!

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 6 years ago

      I have to try to make this. Thanks for making me smile.

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      southpaw23 6 years ago

      @anonymous: ooh great tip, David! That is much more eco-friendly than the paper towel technique I'd been using. I think some of the moisture is good to keep but depending on the pumpkin you get it can tend to pool once it's blended. I'd love to hear how it comes out for you!

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      southpaw23 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh I'm so happy it worked out for you, Bonnie!! I was so sad, I had a pumpkin sitting on my counter waiting to be made into a Thanksgiving pie, and when I went to pick it up to use it the other day, it was all mushy. :'(

      I went searching high and low for a pumpkin but of course now all the pumpkin displays in the stores have been replaced with bows and wreaths for Christmas.

      I tried it with a squash but it wasn't quite the same.

      The last time I made this pumpkin pie recipe was a couple weeks ago, it looked so delicious and we took one bite and BLECH... I think I might have accidentally used paprika instead of cinnamon. The packaging looks identical in my spice cabinet and I didn't even look! hahaha. Hopefully I'll have better pie luck by Christmas! :D

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This was the best pie I have ever made! I will make this every Thanksgiving from now on. Canned pumpkin is not worth it.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It's a great recipe, I have two pies cooking right now from it. You mentioned cheesecloth, but I found a clean handkerchief works just as well, and I had it in a container and pressed it down on top of the pumpkin, and the water came to the top where I could pour it off. Should be delicious! I went with the 3/4 cup of honey too so the pumpkin flavor will come out more

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      AllyVuitton 6 years ago

      Believe it or not, I've never had pumpkin pie. It's always been one of those things, which is famously eaten, but no one in my area ever had. The conversations about this amazing pie went like this:

      "I've never had pumpkin pie."

      "Woah, weirdo!"

      "Have you had it?" Innocent Question.

      "Umm, of course! Well, no."

      Thanks for the lens - I think you've convinced me to make it!

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      Joycevoice 6 years ago

      It looks like the extra effort produces a great pumpkin pie. I will get my courage up to try it.

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      Christene-S 6 years ago

      Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      AKdude 6 years ago

      It's amazing how many people look at a pumpkin and wonder "What do I do with that?"

      My mom used to make her pies with fresh pumpkin and they were awesome! I have also done couple times. But I have to admit I'm usually lazy and just reach for the canned stuff. ;-)

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      Loretta 6 years ago from United States

      I confess my pumpkin has always from a can. Delicious tutorial! A little angel dust and a lensroll here ;)

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      Ellen Brundige 6 years ago from California

      I lived at the edge of Amish country, and we always grew our own pumpkins. You can get a lot of pumpkin pies out of a good-sized pumpkin!

      I'm still proud of the one we had to drag in on my saucer sled.

      Of course, back then, I would always argue with Mom over which ones were reserved for carving/decorating for Hallowe'en.

      I don't remember how she cooked up the pumpkin, so I needed this recipe! Libby's is pretty good for store-bought, but it can't beat the real thing.

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      heidishome 6 years ago

      I love this lens! I am a little apprehensive with the amount of work but it sounds wonderful!

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      funcook 6 years ago

      Great lens. I've just added you to my Pumpkin Pie Topping Ideas lens.

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      nukemdomis lm 6 years ago

      This year I plan to carve at least 5 pumpkins so I will be looking for some variety to my pumpkin pie baking efforts. Thanks for the recipe!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Tasty lens. Who doesn't like pumpkin soup? It's my favorite and it's always great to try out a different recipe

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      southpaw23 6 years ago

      @MacroPhotoFun: I'm glad this helped! I was scared to try it at first, but I'm so glad I did. It tastes so much better and you just feel healthier! (even though there's all kinds of sugar in it, hahah.)

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      MacroPhotoFun 6 years ago

      I have been wanting to try this for a quite some time, now with this information I will. Thank you.

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      southpaw23 6 years ago

      @AslanBooks: Ooh thank you so much! I'm so excited it's pumpkin time again. I'm going to be keeping my eye out for sugar pumpkins to stock up on and make pies this year. So delicious, and pumpkin is like, shockingly good for you. No cholesterol, lots of vitamins, fiber, good stuff. :)

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      AslanBooks 6 years ago

      Great lens. Lensrolled to my "Roasted Pumpkin Seeds" and "Pumpkin Pie Recipes" lenses.

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      hayleylou lm 7 years ago

      Great lens, I love pumpkins. 5 stars and I am adding this to my Pumpkin Scones Recipe lens that I am currently working on in the discovery tool

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      squid-janices7 7 years ago

      Great lens...I never have much luck making my own homemade pumpkin puree. It always seems to get watery so clearly I'm doing something wrong. Love this lens and the youtube video. I have featured you on my new The Best Pumpkin Desserts Ever lens (http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-pumpkin-desserts-e... that I wrote for the Thanksgiving Cook-Off For Charity. 5*

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      Kylyssa Shay 7 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      Lovely recipe! I'll be adding it to my holiday feast recipe lens.

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      southpaw23 7 years ago

      [in reply to NCSugarPumpkin] Hi there! Oh my goodness I never even noticed that the pumpkin was nowhere to be found in that recipe. How embarrassing! haha. I'm sorry about that. Yes, I don't have the book right in front of me but I would say 2 cups is correct. I can double check as soon as I'm home. Thanks for your comment!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Should there be some pumpkin in the first recipe (from the Amish cookbook)? Based on the number of eggs I'd guess 1 1/2 - 2 cups?

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      AppalachianCoun 8 years ago

      Very nice lens. We really enjoyed getting all the info.

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      peter9983 8 years ago

      Very nice lense, keep it up !

      Peter

      magic of making up review

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      MrMarmalade 8 years ago

      Love pumpkin pie and will certainly be making yours. Tops five stars and u

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      rewards4life info 8 years ago

      I love pumpkin but have never had pumpkin pie, something I have always wanted but never got round to finding a good recipe. I will certainly be trying one of these very soon. 5* and a favorite.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I haven't made pumpkin pie all the way from scratch in years. I'd forgotten how much better it tastes.

      Great lens

      LizzyJean

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      AslanBooks 8 years ago

      Great Lens...5*'s and favorited. I've added this as a featured lens on my own Pumpkin Pie lens...http://www.squidoo.com/pumppie.

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      BusyMOM LM 8 years ago

      Fantastic lens! Keep up the good work. I just favorited you... Check out my new lens if you have a moment, Thanksgiving Appetizers. Enjoy!

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      J_ben 8 years ago

      wew.. yummy... nice lens.. congrats on LOTD!

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      esitesro 8 years ago

      Very nice and informative... 5* from me for a beautiful lens :)

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      Wendy Henderson 8 years ago from PA

      congrats on making lens of the day. Way to go.

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      Congrats on making LOTD!

      5* for a great lens!

      :o)

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Congrats on making a great Lens of the Day :)

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      ChristopherScot1 8 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love pumpkin pie. I'll have to come back when I have more time.

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      southpaw23 8 years ago

      Thank you so much, everybody! I will do my best to visit your lenses as well when I have a chance to catch up! Your kind words have truly meant a lot to me and I appreciate it so much!!

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      site-builder 8 years ago

      Thanks for the second recipe for those of us who quit eating refined sugar. Honey is

      a great sugar alternative

      five***** and congrats on lotd.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Pumpkin Pie is my husband’s favorite dessert! During the autumn season, my family consumes pumpkin pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Your lens is a great contribution to the holiday season and my family thanks you for the recipe variations and fun facts about the simple, unsung hero of the holidays!

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      Diana Burrell-Shipton 8 years ago from Hubbard, Ohio, USA

      I use mollasses instead of sugar.

      I can't stand the made from a can pies and store bought pies. If a pumpkin pie is orange, then it doesn't have enough spices in it - LOL

      Thanks for letting folks know that making a REAL pie is easy !

      Organically Yours,

      Diana

      http://organicgiftsbydiana.mybisi.com/

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      Squidaddle 8 years ago

      I used to make my own and I'm not sure why I ever stopped. You are right: made from scratch is best. And this lens definitely deserves LOTD!

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      totosmom 8 years ago

      Love pumpkin pie and your lens!!!! Congratulations on lens of the day - you deserve it. Yea!!!

      Toto's mom

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      totosmom 8 years ago

      Love pumpkin pie and your lens!!!! Congratulations on lens of the day - you deserve it. Yea!!!

      Toto's mom

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Congrats on lens of the day. I love pumpkin pie! I am going to check out your book's lens.

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      Congrats on lens of the day. I love pumpkin pie! I am going to check out your book's lens.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Timely! I've been looking for a recipe sans can. This looks like it'll do the trick & nicely. Thank you.

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      britney-smith 8 years ago

      Great lens !! really love it and congrats for the lens of the day ! 5 stars for you!

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      HomeBrewedBeer 8 years ago

      Sweet, these sound great, I can almost taste the pie now! 5 stars, and if you find any pumpkin pie/beer recipes, please let me know!

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      Autumn_Rain 8 years ago

      Great lens. Haven't tried pumpkin pie with real pumpkin, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

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      Autumn_Rain 8 years ago

      Great lens. Haven't tried pumpkin pie with real pumpkin, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

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      Autumn_Rain 8 years ago

      Great lens. Haven't tried pumpkin pie with real pumpkin, but you've inspired me to give it a try!

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This is a great lens. I love pumpkin recipesbut I've always used canned pumpkins. Now I'llhave to try fresh pumpkin in my next pie.

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      BusyQueen 8 years ago

      Nice pumpkin lens! 5*****

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      JayBlack 8 years ago

      Good lens, the pie in the videos look really good. Love the Pumpkin Pie

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I know they must have had pumpkins in Europe, Cinderella went to the ball in one, but it use to be something they knew nothing about. At Halloween in Scotland (the auld country, with the auld religion) we used Turnips as Jack'O Lanterns. One year my aunt asked my sister to bring a can of pumpkin with her on a visit back home so she could make pumpkin pie.

      Thanks for the lens *****

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      Frankie Kangas 8 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. I'm drooling! Congrats on LotD. Well deserved. 5 stars. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      CleanerLife 8 years ago

      Gratz on LOTD! I love fresh pumpkin, but I've yet to make my own pumpkin pie, maybe I'll try this recipe for my first one!

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      jmarks lm 8 years ago

      Reading your lens reminded me, once again, of growing up on a Mennonite farm where we grew and or produced nearly all our food. I will try your recipe for pumpkin pie, as this recipe sounds very similar to my Mom's, which I can't find.

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      dustytoes 8 years ago

      So glad you were selected for LoTD because you have inspired me to try baking a pie with real pumpkin. I've thought about it, but was never really sure what to do with the pumpkin! Now I know, so no excuses...

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      nancydodds1 8 years ago

      hai, congratulations on LOTD, here you introduced very tasty and healthy food, **** and * for u. feel free to visit me on mortgage calculator.

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      Tammyrf 8 years ago

      Fresh pumpkin pies are THE BEST! My mom found that baking the pumpkins, just like you do give the best results. Lots of other interesting info too.

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      Tammyrf 8 years ago

      Fresh pumpkin pies are THE BEST! My mom found that baking the pumpkins, just like you do give the best results. Lots of other interesting info too.

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      Tammyrf 8 years ago

      Fresh pumpkin pies are THE BEST! My mom found that baking the pumpkins, just like you do give the best results. Lots of other interesting info too.

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      PattB LM 8 years ago

      Great, thanks! I just picked up a pumpkin and want to try again at making a pie with the real thing. The other ideas look yummy too. Time to get out the pie plates! Congrats on Lens of the Day!

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      Jenysie 8 years ago

      Great Lens!! This sounds so yummy, and just in time for Thanksgiving!!

      Thanks for sharing!

      5* favorited lensrolled to Pumpkin-mini Chocolate Chip Muffins, My Cookbook, and Halloween Party!!