This is old-fashioned pumpkin pie. I adapted the recipe from a depression era cookbook. If you want to start with a pumpkin and end with pie this is the complete recipe. Note: You want a PIE pumpkin. A jack-o-lantern pumpkin has pale, watery, flavorless flesh. A pie pumpkin (Small Sugar, Amish Pie, Triple Treat, New England Pie, Lumina, and others), has bright orange flesh with a rich flavor -- though it may not be sweet. Most are small, but the giant breed Big Max also makes good pies. You can also make pie from many winter squash from butternut to the New England favorite Blue Hubbard (a hubbard pie has an odd color to outsider's eyes but will be the first dessert eaten at a pot luck dinner in New England). Prep time does not include cooking the pumpkin, which should be done the day before.