Almost Pumpkin Pie (11.24.11)

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Almost Pumpkin Pie

1/2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 egg, beaten
1 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves or allspice
1 pinch ground ginger
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shell

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place squash in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and simmer over medium heat until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, and cool.

In a blender or food processor, combine butternut squash, brown sugar, cornstarch, egg, milk, cinnamon, cloves or allspice, ginger, and nutmeg. Process until smooth. Pour into the unbaked pie shell.

Bake for 50 minutes, or until a table knife comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Serving suggestion: serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.