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Squash Pie Dessert

 Squash Pie Dessert
"I adapted this dessert from a pumpkin pie recipe used in my high school home economics class," says field editor Joyce Jackson, Bridgetown, Nova Scotia.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups mashed cooked winter squash
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Stir in milk.
  • Pour into pie shell.
  • Bake at 450° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for
  • 50-55 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes
  • out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream if desired.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.