Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My pumpkin pie disaster

So, I like to make pumpkin pie. My family won't
eat it unless it's made from canned pumpkin, but
I like it made with fresh pumpkin. It tends to taste
a little bit different from canned, but I don't mind

Well, this year it turned out terrible. I boiled the
pieces of "neck pumpkin" until they were soft, and
then mashed them up and made a pie. (It never
smells very nice while it's boiling. It smells rather
like squash. LOL)

Anyway. I made a pie that looked and tasted
lovely, and lacked the ingredients in normal pie
(wheat, sugar) that I can't eat. It tasted great--
but it was stringy. Sooo stringy. Gag-reflex

I had to throw it away. I wasn't even able to eat
half of it. What a waste! It actually had a good

Maybe if I'd forced the pumpkin pulp through
a strainer, I could have gotten all the strings out
and it would have turned out perfect....

Live and learn....

But till next Fall, I'll be using canned pumpkin
for pumpkin pies.



Kat Heckenbach said...

I hate to cook, but I do bake now and then. WAY too lazy to use fresh pumpkin, especially since I can buy organic canned :). I've never made pumpkin pie, though. I do make some wicked pumpkin cookies (with chocolate chips!) and I have a recipe for "pumpkin pasties" a la Harry Potter that I intend to try soon!

Lum said...

Your cookies sound delicious!!!!!!!!!!! Yum!! :D