Imposter Pumpkin Pie

The New Vintage Kitchen

We’re all thinking about our Thanksgiving menus this week, including the important pies and desserts to please everyone around the table.

I have rarely made a pumpkin pie from scratch, and when I have (once) it did not turn out as good as my mother’s. Couple that with the fact I’m not a pumpkin pie lover, there has been little experimentation in my house, although I make one every year for those who don’t think it is Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. I use the canned pumpkin with no apologies, and they are happy.

Squash pie? Pumpkin pie?

When I was going through my mother’s recipes, I found squash pie, which I remember she often made, and it tasted just like pumpkin pie. The pumpkin pie recipe? It was a recipe from the back of the pumpkin can! Her squash recipe used fresh squash.

Hmm. What did she know that it…

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