Old-Fashioned Cushaw Pie

Old-Fashioned Cushaw Pie

Old-Fashioned Cushaw Pie
Pies made with cushaw squash make a tasty alternative to the classic pumpkin pie. This recipe yields two pies, which is ideal for Thanksgiving.

Set the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees C).

Fill a saucepan with water until it is just below the bottom of the steamer insert.

Water is brought to a boil.

Add the squash, cover, and steam for 15 to 20 minutes, or until very tender.

Smoothly puree the squash in a blender.

Squash puree should be added in 6 cups to a large mixing bowl.

Any extra squash puree should be saved for another use.

In the mixing bowl with the squash puree, combine the cream, honey, eggs, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, 1 teaspoon salt, allspice, and nutmeg.

Whisk until smooth.

Set aside and cover.