TAKE THAT PUMPKIN AND....
It's a beautiful word. Just say it several times. Doesn't it just roll off the tongue?
It's fun to say words like pie. Like Cheezwhiz. Chocklit. Laatyeung (hot-sauce). Cake. Pie. Gafiltefeesh. Chocolate frosted sugar bombs. Pie. Gehocktuhlayber. Tasty-cake. Crispiyumyums. Goo. Pie.
These words sound best if followed by an exclamation mark - it's the equivalent of a happy-face.
[Canned pumpkin often is butternut squash, which is sweeter than regular pumpkin. Carving pumpkins are not very good cooking pumpkins. Cooking pumpkins are usually called 'sugar pumpkins'.]
Two cups mashed cooked pumpkin.
One and a half cup half and half.
One cup brown sugar.
1 teaspoon cinnamon.
1/2 teaspoon ginger.
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg.
1/4 teaspoon cloves.
1/2 teaspoon salt.
9-inch pie crust (store-boughten or make your own).
Gently beat all ingredients together and pour into pie crust.
Bake at 425 for about fifty minutes. Let it cool down for at least an hour before eating.
Note: To prepare pumpkin for mashing, cut the flesh into chunks and boil in lightly salted water till soft. Or place the chunks on a cookie sheet and bake for about thirty to forty minutes at 350 to 375 degrees. Slightly dehydrated and caramelized is good, browned and crusty is bad - keep an eye on them. They can also be softened by heating in covered Pyrex in the microwave on high.
Bong appety, y'all.