Fresh Pumpkin Pie


  • 1 1/2 pounds pumpkin*
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup hard cider or apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger powder
  • 1 10" pie shell, prebaked


  1. Preheat oven to 300° F. In a large bowl combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, apple cider and vanilla extract; mix thoroughly. Add sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt; mix until sugars are dissolved. Pour batter into pie shell. Bake for 1 hour, or center is set.

  2. *To roast pumpkin: preheat oven to 375° F. Cut pumpkin in half, scoop out seeds. Place pumpkin cut side down on a baking sheet. Roast for 30-45 minutes, or until soft. Remove from oven and let cool. Scoop our flesh and discard skin. Pumpkin is recipe ready at this point.