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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Squash #Pie #Recipe and a Gluten-Free Pie Crust

Last week, I got the courage to  bake a pie.  My daughter love pumpkin pie  so I thought of surprising her with a pie when she comes home from school. This is not a traditional pumpkin pie but a squash pie.  I still have many acorn squash  from our garden last summer  and after  cooking sevral dishes using  the squash, my  family are getting tired of it so I thought  why not try to use it  for making a pie.
Ingredients:
  • 4 cups  baked acorn squash
  • 1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  •  1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Directions:
For  Acorn Squash Puree

  •  Wash  the squash and  cut them into halves.  Scrape the  seeds and  the stringy part out.  Once you  scraped the inside, placed the into a foil lined  baking  sheets (as shown below) for 40 minutes on a 350 F.  
  • Wash the seeds and  roast it for 30 minutes.  It's a great snack while you are watching TV or  while preparing the pie.
  • Once the squash are baked, let it cool and scrape the meat out.  Put it ion a bowl and set aside.

For Pie Crust:
  •  Combine an entire bag of Glutino pie crust mix with 3/4 cup (12 tbsp) cold butter and mix it until it's crumbly.
  •  Whisk 2 eggs and 4 tbsp vinegar together until it's foamy.  Mix  this into the dry ingredients. Stir until the mixture holds together.
  •  Divide dough in half.  Refrigerate or freeze one for later use.  Chill the other half for  about an hour.  Allow the dough to rest  at a room temperature for 20 minutes  before rolling.

For the Pie:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • Whisk squash, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust and sprinkle the brown sugar  in top.  
  • Bake 15 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick  inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. 
My lovelies can't even tell that I used squash instead of pumpkin.  I was very surprised actually that it turned out delicious, lol.  
It was a nice pie, perfect  for our Thanksgiving dinner!

14 sumptuous burps..:

nova hedges said...

i have never tried to bake a squash pie but i'd love to make a try, what i like about squash acorn is that you can bake it and just put butter and sugar in it and it's really a good dish.

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Looks delish! I wonder, what's the difference between a pumpkin and a squash? I actually thought they're the same. Lol!

Elizabeth O. said...

That pie looks so good! You make it look so easy for beginners like me!

Jeannette said...

I have never thought about making something like this. I wonder if it tastes a little like pumpkin pie!

Mai C. said...

It looks so decadent! I'd love to give this recipe a try. It's nice that the crust is gluten-free!

Elizabeth O. said...

Who would love pumpkin pie! It's a classic and it's an all time favorite. My girls are going to love this for sure! Thanks for the recipe.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

This looks great! I actually have a bunch of squash that mom just gave me. I will have to give this a try.

Heather Jones said...

I'm not gluten free or anything, but I love the glutino brand products. I'm particularly in love with glutino chocolate covered pretzels. They are addicting! Oh and your pie sounds lovely! Never thought to do that with squash.

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

Yum that looks delicious. I've never thought of making a pie like this. I wonder if my kiddos would enjoy this as much as my husband and I would! - Jeanine

Keri Herndon-Brown said...

I've never made squash in pie. I'm also interested in trying a gluten free pie crust. Hope it turns out yummy.

carmela mempin said...

Sounds yummy and a healthy pie :) Squash pie really sounds Delicious and perfect meal for the whole family. I would love to try this. hank you for sharing.

Nikki said...

Love this post! Really want to try it. Looks so delicious, my husband will love it.

Jeni Hawkins said...

This looks great ! I have to give this to a friend who can not eat gluten. Thank you for the post!

Melissa Bernardo said...

I have never had this before. It looks amazing! Yum!!

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