Pumpkin Pie Filling

Recipe by Lilith70
READY IN: 55mins
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the tops off of the pumpkins in a circle, just like you would for making a jack-o-lantern.
  • Quarter the pumpkins from the top down and scoop out the seeds and tendrils. (Keep seeds for pepitas if you like.).
  • Place the pumpkin shells meat-side up on a large cookie sheet or other sided baking dish.
  • Smear the inner surfaces of the pumpkins with the butter.
  • Sprinkle the brown sugar and spices, including a small bit of salt, over the shells.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until you can easily stab through the flesh with a fork.
  • Let stand to cool.
  • Gently cut away the outer skin. (This is great for compost!).
  • Puree, mash, or process the meat to the desired consistency for the recipe you're preparing - very smooth for a mousse, less so for a standard pie.
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