This is the smaller Pumpkin we harvested earlier. We think it got hybridized with the zucchini that is right next to it since the inside looked like a cross between the 2 types of squash. As it turns out, we toasted the pumpkin seeds in the sun oven later, and tried to eat them as pepinos, but there was nothing inside the seed shells! The hybrid was a mule!
This is HALF of the pumpkin. We slow cooked it in the Sun Oven, in 2 separate batches (2 days)
Here it is all cooked, it was sweet all on it's own with out the Maple Syrup, which the recipe calls for
We're putting the pumpkin through the hand cranked Food Mill.
Here we are turning the handle (no electricity useage here!)
Making the pie crust from scratch
Hand pinched ridges
pouring the pumpkin mix into the slightly baked crust
The finished product! If you include the time it took to grow this pumpkin, I'd say this pumpkin pie took 4 months to make!