This was my first attempt to make pies from a fresh pumpkin. I knew it had to be cooked, but I had no idea how to do it. The instructions at the bottom of the recipe are perfect and very easy. My pumpkin was big enough to have two dutch ovens full to cook, but they steam perfectly with the inch or two of water in the bottom of the pot. After cooling, they peeled so easily. I then put them in my electric mixer and didn't add anything and just let it mix. All the strings wrap around the beaters. Just take the beaters out and wash off. I had to do it twice per bowl. So don't rake off the pumpkin from the beaters, just take them off and wash the strings away. I also do this on my sweet potato pies. If you add any liquid, it will not remove them. We do not care for the cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger; just cooked them plain and they were magnificent. I had to cook about 50 minutes, but that could have been the difference in the ovens. I will definitely use this recipe over and over. Thanks!
Was this review helpful?
1 user found this review helpful
This was my first attempt to make pies from a fresh pumpkin. I knew it had to be cooked, but I...