Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Easy Veggie Pumpkin Pie

Let me introduce you to my pumpkin who survived from the heat of recent summer in my garden. I was so happy when I first saw this baby but I didn't know what to do with it.

So I left it in the fridge for about a month. My poor baby!!!

Meanwhile, I was doing research on pumpkin recipes from cookbooks and websites. It was so amazing how much I learned about pumpkins. These orange veggies are so good for us all which I will talk more about them later in another post.

After a long discussion with my dearest son, I decided to make "Pumpkin Pie" because that is the only thing Nathan would eat made out of pumpkins!!!

Easy Veggie Pumpkin Pie
I ended up using an easy recipe from a box of sugar based on what I have on hand!

2 cups of pumpkin pulp puree
2/3 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 8-inch frozen ready made pie crust

Note: The recipe also called for a pinch of cloves but I didn't have it.

1) Preheat oven to 325 F.
2) In a large mixing bowl, combine and thoroughly mix all the ingredients.
3) Pour the pumpkin mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
4) Bake at 325 F for about 1 hour or until pumpkin mixture is set or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. (I baked mine for 65 minutes).
5) Serve with whipped cream (if desired).

And... here is a beautiful piece of my delicious pumpkin pie. I am so proud of myself that I finally cooked this precious pumpkin. The most important thing is that my family loved it and enjoyed it very much!!!


  1. YUM! Pumpkin pie is my all time favorite!! :)

    Thanks for the award!!! :)

  2. I love pumpkin in any context except pie. Try it in curry sometime!

  3. I like pumpkin pie. Good job Veggie Mom.

  4. I'm so glad you were able to make something out of your pumpkin! The last time I saw it it was green and we still weren't sure what it was. It must feel really good to make something so yummy out of something you grew! I'm so proud of you, Oraphan! =)

  5. I love pumpkin pie! Can't wait for fall weather to finally hit us so I can focus on some fall themed food like this. :)

  6. How perfect your pumpkin looks.
    Your pumpkin pie looks SO great! Ive unbelievably never made a sweet pumpkin pie before, perhaps I should try this recipe some time.


  7. Yum! I do love pumpkin pie in the fall - looks great!

  8. Welcome to the foodie blogroll! Your pie turned out beautifully.

  9. So lucky. Have your pie and eat it too. Great looking Pumpkin and Pie. Thanks Kathy.

  10. Your pumpkin pie looks yummy to me! You've reminded me of making my pumpkin smoothie at this
    moment, I'm going to make some for myself soon!
    Thanks for sparkling the idea...;)

  11. You did it! I'm very proud of you my dear sis'. Your pumpkin pie make me hungry.