by eyeztodiefor10 03 Nov 2014

Pumpkin Pies in the Fall....

I SO Love this place! I've been into the conversation about Halloween and enjoyed all the comments from different parts of the world on how it is celebrated or not! The chat mentioned the use vs. waste of pumpkins at Halloween. I am amazed that many of our Cute Sisters in the UK have not seen canned pumpkin on their grocery shelves. Here in the US, Thanksgiving and Christmas are known for the many pumpkin and other kind of pies made to celebrate the Holidays! I grew up with Mom using canned pumpkin to make our pies with. I made some from "scratch" using fresh pumpkin and there is a big difference in the pies. Fresh pumpkin is a lot lighter in color and consistancy and I found that using canned pumpkin makes for much tastier (and easier to make) pumpkin pies! This is the time of year for many pumpkin recipies to be made for pumpkin breads, muffins, pancakes and pies and many other things. I'm pretty sure most folks use the canned pumpkin as it takes forever to cook down fresh pumpkin. There has always been canned pumpkin (as long as I can remember anyway) and it feels like our UK Sisters are missing out on a good thing. I hope the grocery stores across the pond start to offer the product as it is very versatile and makes delicious foods! Meri


by kingmar 03 Nov 2014

Yes, pumpkin anything is tasty and puts me in the season (hard to do in the warm sunny southwest USA). Tried to make pie from a jack-o-lantern pumpkin many years ago without much success, too stringy and poor taste. The smaller tasty cooking pumpkins are hard to find in my area (someday will search Trader Joes etc.). Mom's recipe much to my surprise was indeed on the Libby's can :-). Haven't strayed since discovering that.

by cfidl 03 Nov 2014

The best pie I ever made came from a city garden pumpkin. If I have to I will use canned pumpkin, however a cooking pumpkin (vs. jackolantern) is so much better for any recipe.

by 02kar Moderator 03 Nov 2014

I love fall with the color and pumpkins. I can never get too much pumpkin. Pumpkin pie, and soup and bread and pudding and so much more.

by jrob Moderator 03 Nov 2014

One of my favorites! I make pumpkin pies both for Thanksgiving and for Christmas dinners. I also make pumpkin bread for friends and family. Delicious, nutritious,and dad gum good!

by graceandham 03 Nov 2014

Grandma's pumpkin pie - the best. I held tightly to her special recipe through twelve moves and when I misplaced it, Mother couldn't find her copy either. So I made the recipe on the can. Guess what, it was hers. (Okay, indulge my fantasy. Hers was theirs.) hehe

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jrob by jrob 03 Nov 2014

Yeah, I'm pretty sure they perfected that recipe, except no one can add love like your (or my) grandmother.

by designgirl 03 Nov 2014

We cooked eight pie pumpkins yesterday. Puree, bagged and froze them for pumpkin pies over the winter. We have done this ever year for years. I never buy canned pumpkin. We got enough for tens pies from the eight pumpkins. Cost is about .70 cents a pie. A can of pumpkin here is $2.99.
A lot cheaper and no additives in fresh pumpkin.

by grandmamek 03 Nov 2014

I just made two pumpkin pies on Friday. Then my sister gave me a loaf of pumpkin bread she had made. All are very tasty. I love the crisp fall weather and of course pumpkin pies, bread. Also in the states we have pumpkin spice flavored creamer for your coffee. In our area of Pennsylvania pumpkin ice cream is a big thing as well. Hugs, Mary

by spendlove Moderator 03 Nov 2014

I've never eaten pumpkin pie or seen canned pumpkin. You are making my mouth water!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 03 Nov 2014

Ah, alas, you are missing out on a wonderful treat...especially the pumpkin breads and pumpkin cake...