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