Save Money By Making your own Awesome Pumpkin Pies

FullSizeRenderThis year I planned to make pumpkin pies from pumpkins rather than the can in an effort to save some money and make more pumpkin pies than usual.  So I bought a huge pumpkin for $4 and thought I had it made.  I gutted and removed the skin and boiled the pieces then put it in the blender to mush it up.  The next day I was bragging at work that I am going to make soooo much pie.  Then my baking plans came to a screeching halt as my coworker advised me that there are baking pumpkins and jack o lantern pumpkins. WHAT?!  I proceeded to scour the internet for “uses for jack o lantern pumpkins.”  I found a great website that guided me through using my pumpkin goop in a pie recipe after all.  What a relief because I had a LOT of pumpkin goop!

So I learned I just had to remove any excess water that rises to the top when the mix is left to sit for about 24 hours.  I was lucky enough that I didn’t have any water to remove.  My goop was pretty darn thick!  I also learned that extra eggs in the recipe helps.  This site is the exact recipe I used and it was excellent! I also used the evaporated milk substitute I describe in yesterday’s post.

Do you use canned or fresh pumpkin?

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4 Responses to Save Money By Making your own Awesome Pumpkin Pies

  1. Julia says:

    Great post, and the pie looks lovely! I just made some yummy pumpkin bread yesterday, and in the fall I get lots of pumpkin flavored requests for baked good from friends and family. I’ve always consider trying to make my own pumpkin puree, but found it intimidating. How many pies were you able to make with one pumpkin? Perhaps I’ll give it a try…
    If you’re looking for other uses for your pumpkin stuff, I just posted the bread recipe on my site yesterday; feel free to take a look 🙂
    -Julia at List Maker, Picture Taker


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