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Pumpkin Pie for Canadian Thanksgiving but there is no tinned pumpkin. Are there any good substitutions?

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Pumpkin Pie for Canadian Thanksgiving but there is no tinned pumpkin. Are there any good substitutions?

Island Girl | | Oct 7, 2011 04:39 PM

I've searched the entire island where I live and there isn't a tin of pumpkin to be had anywhere - not even pumpkin pie filling. There is a local pumpkin which is what I've used in the past but nobody has any for sale right now. So out of desperation, I did buy two boxes of frozen "winter squash" and I'm wondering if I can make a reasonable copy of pumpkin pie. Searched the board for any variation of pumpkin filling substitutions but didn't find anything. If I defrost should I treat it just like a tin of pumpkin? Should I strain some of the liquid out? Follow a traditional pumpkin pie recipe? I don't make many pumpkin pies because when it is just us we have something else for dessert on Thanksgiving.

If anyone else has tried this or anyone has suggestions to make this work I would be most grateful. There is also an apple pie so it isn't going to be the only dessert for the evening but I'd still like to present both pies. Thanks.

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