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Mother's Squash Pie

Cuisine: German
Courses: Pies
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlMilk
1 1/2 cups 297g / 10ozMashed cooked butternut - squash
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozSugar
1 tablespoon 15mlFlour
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround ginger
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cinnamon
2 teaspoons 10mlEggs (large)
1   Pie shell

Recipe Instructions

Because of its Thanksgiving associations, pumpkin has become the pre-eminent squash for pie-making. Many 19th century connoisseurs, however, insisted that other winter squashes had a more refined flavor. This recipe (Mabel Gray's from "Yankee Magazine's Great New England Recipes," 1983) would also work with acorn and other squashes.

Heat milk and squash together in double boiler. In bowl, mix sugar, flour, salt, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Then add eggs. Beat well with rotary beater. Add mixture to milk and squash in double boiler. Stir together well. Do not boil.

Pour warm filling into pie shell. Bake at 400F. 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F. and bake until pie sets, about 15-20 minutes.

LaFawn Anderson


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