Butternut Squash Pie

Level

Moderate

Time

60 Min

SErves

8

Ingredients

  • 1 prepared, uncooked pie crust

  • 1 ½ cups butternut squash puree

  • ½ cup sweet potato puree

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled

Instructions

Step 1

  • Preheat your oven to 350F. In a food processor, add all your ingredients except the evaporated milk and pie crust.

Step 2

  • While the food processor is processing, gradually add the evaporated milk. Scrape down the sides as needed and blend until smooth. Mixture will be very thin. 

Step 3

  • Pour into the pie crust prepared pie pan until it reaches the top.

Step 4

  • Bake in your preheated oven for 60-80 minutes until the mixture is set and no longer wobbles. Start checking after 60 minutes and then in 5 minute increments until firm.

Step 5

  • Remove from oven and allow the pie to cool.

Step 6

  • Serve chilled with whipped cream, if desired.

Step 7

  • Store pie in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 

Tips: To prepare your butternut squash puree, take a fresh butternut squash, cut in half, scoop out the seeds and roast (cut-side down) in a 350F oven for 45 minutes until soft. Then scoop out the flesh and blend in a food processor until smooth. For the sweet potato, simply bake in the oven at 350F for an hour and scoop out the middle. Also blend in a food processor for a smooth texture. One large sweet potato should yield the ½ cup needed for the recipe. And one butternut squash provides more than enough puree for this pie. 

This pie is very similar to a pumpkin pie, but with a smoother mouth-feel and less after-taste. It isn’t an over-the-top sweet pie though, so if you have a sweet-tooth, add a ¼ of granulated white sugar to your mixture to sweeten it up. 

Butternut Squash pie is pumpkin pie’s older, classier sister. A perfect fall recipe and a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast.

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