A great home made pumpkin to try !
- 2 c. pumpkin, cut into half-inch pieces
- 1/4 cup liquid from cooked pumpkin
- 1 c. raisins, soaked in 1/4 cup dark rum
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1 tbsp. molasses
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
This recipe uses cubes of raw pumpkin rather than canned pumpkin. Winter squash may also be used.
In medium saucepan, add 1 tbsp. of butter and 1/2 cup water to pumpkin, and simmer over medium heat, which should take approximately 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.
Mash or puree pumpkin. Add raisins, rum, cooked pumpkin, and remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Turn into pastry lined 9 in. pie plate. Flute edges. Set in preheated 400 degree oven. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake about 30 minutes longer. The home made pumpkin is ready to serve....enjoy it !