HomeGrown Pumpkin Pie for the Soul


Food for the Soul is the Daily Prompt and I have to admit this Pumpkin Pie recipe speaks right from my heart and soul!  When I first discovered the Pumpkin Pie pumpkin I was quite excited and knew I had to grow these in my garden.  This variety of pumpkin is smaller than the one most carve for Halloween decorations.  Although the pumpkin is smaller there is plenty to make 2 pies and even some additional little treats like pancakes, breads, etc. If you plan on growing these in your own garden, note that the vines will still spread out and take up a lot of space so make sure you have plenty of room.
ppie collage

The procedure for cooking the pumpkin is fairly simple.  Cut in half, scoop out the seeds and either save for planting (there will be plenty to share with your friends and the Bees absolutely love the pumpkin flowers for pollen) or roast up the seeds for eating.  Place the halves down in a cookie sheet, cover with foil and once in the oven add about 1/2″ water to the pan to steam.    Check on the water level half way through cooking to make sure it has not all evaporated.  This cooking/steaming usually takes about 45 minutes.

Remove the pumpkin and let cool completely.  Scoop out the inside and using a hand blender puree the pumpkin until there are no lumps remaining.  Next you combine all the ingredients and pour into an unbaked pie crust.  This recipe makes 1 pie.

Pumpkin Pie Recipe
1 unbaked 8-inch pie shell
1 cup fresh pumpkin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
Blend pumpkin and spices and mix well.  Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into pie shell.  Bake at 400 degrees for an hour.  Filling may be soft but will set on cooling.
pumpkin pie
  • Grow Some Pumpkins
  • Feed the Bees
  • Bake a Pie
  • Save the Seeds

Food for the Soul for sure!!

Previously posted at Growing Phases Farm