Squash Custard Pie Recipe
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Squash Custard Pie Recipe

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Meet the Cook: Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie...but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It's good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school - or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. We (my husband and I have a 10-year-old son) moved out to the country to get away from the crowds. Our home's on 15 acres. We're grazing a few cattle this year, and deer, wild pigs and an occasional skunk visit at night. -Mary Kelly, Hopland, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed cooked winter squash
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream or topping or garnish

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 361 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.
  2. Pour into the pastry shell; bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for 45 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Squash Custard Pie in Country Woman July/August 1992, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 361 calories, 20 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 154 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

I made this using Butternut squash fresh from our garden. It is delicious and easy to make.

I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the spices listed and it was wonderful.

Will definitely use this recipe again!

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Reviewed Oct. 20, 2009

This pie is awesome!!! I didn't have enough heavy cream so I had to substitute half & half for some of it and also used pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices listed. The pie came out wonderful and filled my house with an incredible aroma :)

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