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Monday, November 22, 2010

Pie in a Pumpkin

OK, I am DYING to make this! But I don't think I will have time with my crazy-busy Thanksgiving week. Can someone please make it for me and tell me how it goes?
What are the odds I could make it ahead one night and cook it at dinner?

1 5-7 pound pie pumpkin
6 eggs
2 cups whipping cream
½ cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
¼ teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg

Cut the lid of the pumpkin (as if making a jack-o-lantern.) Save lid. Clean out fibers and seeds. Mix together all ingredients except butter; pour into pumpkin. Do not fill all the way to the top; the custard will expand while baking. Top custard mixture with butter. Cover with pumpkin lid, using wooden toothpicks to keep it from falling into custard as it bakes. Bake at 350 for 1-1½ hours, or until mixture inside pumpkin has set. If mixture has not set after 1 hour, try removing the lid for the last 30 minutes of baking.
Serve from the pumpkin, scraping some meat from the pumpkin sides with each serving. Serves 8.


  1. I made some pumpkin soup and like a psycho i wanted to put it in the actual pumpkin. but didn't have the time! girl, I'm gonna try this out!!


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Playing with and keeping up with my nephew and niece take up a lot of my time. Van Geaux takes up the rest of it. Work is an afterthought most days! I like to be outside- but not when it's too hot. I get bored at my desk all day. Niki keeps my world spinning and without her and AC I'd lose it. My work ethic crashes at 4 p.m. daily and I live my sweet puppy and my hedgehog whenever I am not at Niki's. I truly believe naps are quality pass-time events, and sometimes I say bad words at work. I'm pretty sure I'm insane on multiple levels and I believe rules don't apply to me.
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