My whole family was in absolute heaven when I created this recipe…a pie you can swoon over, and not feel too guilty about eating! My daughter exclaimed, “If all my vegetables tasted like this, I wouldn’t even eat my dessert first at school, I would eat my vegetables!”
Alas, I didn’t want to clarify that anything sweetened should be called a dessert and not a vegetable: this is a wholesome treat to be feeding my family!
I use fresh pumpkin puree for my pies….it really takes them to the gourmet/utterly amazing level. Unfortunately, not all pumpkins and squashes SHOULD be baked and eaten. Like any fruit or vegetable, picking the best and ripest ones ensure success and mouthwatering results. I go into some detail about choosing and baking your own squash and pumpkin in this post. Ultimately, you can use a can too, but I wanted to encourage you to try using fresh!