Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Sub-out...

A good pie pumpkin costs about $1.50-$2.00 around here, which makes it cheaper to just buy pumpkin canned and save yourself all the trouble.  Here is what my Grandma used to do, though...

Instead of roasting pumpkin for her pumpkin pie, she used winter squash from her garden.  The color is slightly less orange...more of a yellow.  Other than that, I would never guess that it wasn't really pumpkin tastes exactly the same, especially since pumpkin dishes are almost always pretty well spiced up.  Since winter squash runs much cheaper than pie pumpkins, I'm thinking of giving it a whirl.  Have any of you ever tried this before?

1 comment:

  1. This would be worth a try. Can you believe it - I've never even made a pumpkin pie . . . . well, not a good one, anyway!