Fresh Pumpkin/Cream Cheese Pie

1 sugar pumpkin (not jack-o-lantern type) to yield 24oz Baked Pumpkin (see instructions)

1 cup brown sugar
2 x 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature)
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 teas cinnamon
1/2 teas dried ginger
1/4 teas nutmeg
1/8 teas ground cloves
6 eggs (beaten)
1.  Cut the pumpkin in half and remove the seeds.
2.  Put 1/2 C brown sugar in each half and wrap in foil.
3.  Bake 2 hours at 400 degrees or until very soft.
4.  Pour off and retain extra liquid
5.  Remove the pumpkin meat from the peel and place into a large bowl.
6.  Mix in cream cheese then add other ingredients
7.  Pour into 2 pie shells and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until the center barely jiggles (is set).  My pie dishes are deep (Emile Henry) so the pie took 75 minutes.
Pie crusts (makes 4)
5 1/2 cups flour
1 T salt
3 1/4 cups cold butter
1 cup ice cold water
Combine flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor.
Add butter and pulse until the mixture resembles a course meal.
Add water and pulse to combine – do not mix until a ball starts rolling around.
Divide into 4 parts and pat into a flat disc.  Refrigerate at least two hours before rolling.

2 thoughts on “Fresh Pumpkin/Cream Cheese Pie

  1. Sugar pumpkins didn’t ripen at 1400 feet this year. Have you found a store that is selling them? (Butternut squash works great as a substitute, but I too like cooking with real pumpkin.)

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