Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It turns out that some canned pumpkin is actually – squash. Some manufacturers make "pumpkin" puree from one or more kinds of winter squashes such as butternut, Hubbard, and Boston Marrow, which can be less stringy and richer in sweetness and color.

The color for my Homemade Pumpkin Pie is different than the pie you make from a can. Typically, Hubbard is a great squash to use for its sweetness instead of pumpkin. Try it the next time you make a pie.

1 comment:

  1. Making pumpkin pie from a fresh pumpkin isn't hard. I don't really understand why people don't do it. It's all I make and my husband won't hardly eat a pie that's made from can anymore because the taste is much different than using a real pumpkin. You can use a Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin, it just has more water that you have to drain off and you add a bit more sugar - and will make a boatload of pies.