Settle Bet About pumpkin Pie

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by NYboy, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Friend and I disagree about pumpkins for pie. I think any pumkin can be used, he thinks only certain types can be used to make pies. Who is right?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Both are right. Any pumpkin can be used; however, certain varieties make far better pies.[​IMG]
     
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Any pumpkin CAN be used BUT, cheese pumpkins have a lot more flavor! [​IMG]
     
  4. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I only buy what are labeled "pie pumpkins" around here; they are small, maybe one pie apiece. I have always been told the larger ones don't have nearly the flavor, si ==o I have never tried one.
     
  5. NYboy

    NYboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, very interesting that the smaller have more flaver.
     
  6. pookiegoldman

    pookiegoldman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed...any pumpkin can be used, even the neon orange jackolantern ones. The small "pie pumpkins" have the best flavor.
     
  7. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I have made pie out of regular pumpkins, but there were a lot of stringies.

    I grew sugar pie pumpkins and they are small and sweet and fleshy and no stringies.
     
  8. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew Rouge Vin D'etampes (Cinderella) pumpkins this year & they are HUGE!

    But they have a very small seed cavity & lots of string-free flesh.
    I have used them for curry & soup so far & they have a very good flavor.
     
  9. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Butternut squash work nicely. [​IMG] Your regular orange pumpkins just look good. Use the more homely ones for your fingerlickin' recipes. (Beauty is only skin deep....and you don't eat the skin [​IMG] )
     
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