Fresh Pumpkin Pie Recipe

We're making a no bake fresh pumpkin pie recipe and on this page, we'll learn how to cook a fresh pumpkin to make the pumpkin pie filling.

Here's how to cook a fresh pumpkin

For this part of the recipe, you'll require:

  • 2 pounds/ 1 kg fresh pumpkin
  • 2 heaped tablespoons of sugar
  • water

Step 1:

Firstly, the easy way to remove the hard skin from a fresh pumpkin is to cut it into manageable sizes. Depending on the size of the fruit, cut it into halves or quarters, then slice off the hard skin.

Be sure to work with a heavy sharp knife and a firm chopping board. There's nothing more dangerous than a blunt knife.

Trim and prepare pumpkin

Remove the seeds.

Rinse the pumpkin pieces and then dice them into smaller chunks. There's no need to cut the fresh pumpkin into even sized as they'll be pureed.

Dice the fruit

Step 2:

To cook the fresh pumpkin, pop them into a saucepan with 2 heaped tablespoons of sugar and enough water to about level with 3/4 of the fruit.

Bring to a rapid boil and cook till very tender.

Boil the pumpkin till very soft

Step 3:

Drain the cooked pumpkin, taking care to drain away all excess liquid. Use a colander if required.

Mash The Pumpkin

Step 4:

Puree the spiced pumpkin with a blender. But given this is such a small amount, it is just as quick to use a potato masher.

 Mashed Pumpkin

In this tutorial in making a fresh pumpkin pie, we've learned in the previous easy step of this pie recipe to:

make a crumb crust from scratch

and now that the fresh pumpkin's cooked for this pie recipe, it 's now time to make the filling. The rest of the pie recipe are really easy.

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