Friday, November 12, 2010

Oh, my… pumpkin pie!

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There’s been a fair amount of this going on around here the past few weeks…

I haven’t met a winter squash I didn’t like. So far this year, we’ve enjoyed Blue Hubbard (new for me this year), Acorn Table Queen, Butternut, Delicata, and that sweet little pie pumpkin up above. We enjoy it as a side dish or as pie (of course!)

Here’s the recipe for the pumpkin pie filling from Nourishing Traditions (see my sidebar) and this is a decent gluten free pie crust recipe. Let me warn you though, I was not able to roll it out the way the recipe suggested (maybe I didn’t – okay, I straight up did not let it spend enough time in the fridge). I ended up squishing it into the pie plate much like you would for a graham cracker crust. And the next time I make it, I will probably pre-bake the crust a bit. One other difference was that I used raw cow’s milk in my filling along with freshly prepared pumpkin flesh… DELISH!!!

4 comments:

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Melissa! Oh my that pumpkin looks good just like that but I can just about smell your pie from here ;) I've never had pumpkin in anything other than something sweet...I'm going to have to try some soup or just cooked and mashed. I've had squash though. BUT...my favorite so far is pie...wish I lived closer as I'd drop over for a piece of yours that is if there's any left! I bet not. I hope you're having a wonderful Friday over at your beautiful little homestead...enjoy your day! Maura :)

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Thanks, Maura! The pie is looong gone. ; ) But I can always whip up another if you're ever in the neighborhood. You should try butternut squash soup... FABULOUS!

Ann said...

This is another thing I've never made Melissa, squashes are rarely seen over here.

Your twilight pictures are beautiful, so peaceful looking.

Diane@Peaceful Acres said...

Hey Melissa, I'm so far behind reading blogs. Thanks for the links. I use to read The Gluten Free Girl...or whatever she's called, but have lost her. I was just looking at GF recipes today and will remember that you have it linked. Thanks again. Here's another that I've found helpful.
http://cookitallergyfree.com/blog/2010/11/part-3-crock-pot-mashed-potatoes-and-gluten-free-cornbread/