This calls for actual butternut squash which is easily found at grocery stores this time of year. Please don't tell me you make your pumpkin pie out of a can! :(
Here's a butternut squash for those who have never eaten one.
The total prep time for this recipe is about 2 hours
Baking time is 30-35 minutes
2 large eggs
1 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups cooked squash, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
and of course 1 9" pie shell!
To prepare your butternut squash, first start by cutting lengthwise (like the picture above) and then removing the seeds. Baste the squash with butter and then cover the cut side with foil, placing it in a baking pan to bake in the oven at 375F for 1 hour. When done it should be tender to the fork. After removing from the oven, turn the squash to allow the juices to drain into the pan and then allow the squash to cool. Peel the skin from the squash and then mash until you have the desired amount.
Using a double boiler, now heat the milk and your mashed squash. Do not boil at any point! In a separate bowl begin mixing your sugar, flour, and spices before beating in 2 eggs. Once the mixture is well whisked, add it to the double boiler with your milk and squash. Stir together and then pour it into the pie shell while still warm. Begin baking the pie at 400F for 10 minutes, then reduce your heat to 350F for the remaining 15-20 for the pie to set.
Hope you enjoy!