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Ideal squash for pumpkin pie

LaureltQ | Nov 15, 201308:11 AM

I want to make a mind-blowing pumpkin pie this year for Thanksgiving. I intend to practice this weekend, and wanted to get some input on this.

My husband's aunt makes pies that the family raves about, but won't share her recipe. I do know that she uses butternut squash, and that apparently gives a much smoother final product. I grew a couple (small) red kuri squashes this year, and intended to use them for pie this year, but I don't have enough to make more than one pie(no practice).

Is there a different type of squash that I should be on the lookout for to ensure the smoothest pumpkin pie?

Also, should I be straining my filling prior to filling the pie?


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