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How do you make butternut squash for pie filling?

How do you make butternut squash for pie filling?


  1. If using a whole squash, peel the squash, slice in half, and scoop out the seeds. Bake for about 30-40 minutes at 350 degrees.
  2. Once the squash is softened, place in blender or food processor and blend with the butter until smooth and silky.

Can you use butternut squash to make a pumpkin pie?

Level up your pumpkin pie with made-from-scratch condensed milk and roasted butternut squash purée—a DIY alternative that delivers more flavor and less water than a traditional pumpkin.

Is one pie squash same as pumpkin?

If you’re buying a can of pumpkin off the shelf, you should know that it’s not made from the same orange jack-o’-lantern pumpkins you carve, or even their daintier, sweeter cousins, sugar pumpkins (also known as pie pumpkins). In fact, canned pumpkin is actually squash.

How do you make kabocha squash pie?

Cook covered over medium high heat until it reaches a boil and steam comes out from the lid. Steam until the squash turns tender throughout, about 15 minutes. Transfer the kabocha to a plate and let cool for 15 minutes, until it can be handled by hand.

How do you make pumpkin pie filling with squash?


  1. 1 ½ cups peeled and cubed butternut squash.
  2. 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar.
  3. 1 tablespoon cornstarch.
  4. 1 egg, beaten.
  5. 1 cup evaporated milk.
  6. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  7. 1 pinch ground allspice.
  8. 1 pinch ground cloves.

Can I use squash instead of pumpkin?

Butternut, buttercup, honeynut and acorn squashes are all suitable substitutes. Each of these types of squash has a similar texture to pumpkin and some natural sweetness. To substitute these squashes for pumpkin, prepare them as you would pumpkin for fresh pumpkin puree: clean, roast, puree in a food processor.

What is the difference between squash pie and pumpkin pie?

It’s probably squash. The fact that squash is a suitable (if not preferred) ingredient in pumpkin pie shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. After all, squash is earthy like a pumpkin, but also less stringy, sweeter, and more vibrant in color. Why call it pumpkin?

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