Yummy Pumpkin Squash Pie! Okay, I called it pumpkin squash pie because the one I made is really not pumpkin, its a squash similar to pumpkin. We don’t really have pumpkin here in Israel so I used chunks from this huge squash they sell in the shuk that’s kinda like a pumpkin. Anyway.. I’m sure this works great with just about any kind of squash or even sweet potatoes.
First things first.. the squash. Clean some squash and bake it in the oven until its soft. When its soft, take off the skin and purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. Its really that easy.
The only thing I would say about it is that I covered mine with foil while baking thinking it would dry out too much. Well don’t worry about that. I had to put the cooked squash into a cloth and squeeze out “some” of the water. Holy cow there was a lot of water to squeeze out. Do yourself a favor and just bake it. That’ll do you for the squash purée.
2 Cups Squash Purée
350 Ml (1 1/2 Cups) Heavy Cream (I used 38%)
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/3 Cup White Sugar
1/2 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 Tsp Ground Ginger
1/4 Tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/4 Tsp Ground Cloves
1/4 Tsp Ground Cardamon
1/2 Tsp Lemon Zest
Beat the eggs in large bowl then mix in sugars, salt, spices, and lemon zest. Mix in the squash then mix in cream. Blend it all up until mixed really well.
Pour into an uncooked COLD pie crust.
Bake at 220°C for 15 minutes. This shocks the butter and starts to harden the crust making it more flaky later. After 15 minutes lower to 180°C and bake for about 45 minutes to an hour longer or until a poking utensil comes out clean from the center.
Let it cool, then… well you know what to do with it next!