Friday, October 1, 2010

Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie in the Microwave


Yes, I know, the Pilgrims didn't have microwaves. That's okay, because they probably didn't have pies, either. But, they very well could have had pumpkins - whether they had learned to fully appreciate this fall fruit by the first Thanksgiving, or not, is up for debate.

Somewhere along the way, though, someone figured out they could hollow out a pumpkin...


...fill it with a mixture of eggs, cream, and spices (we mixed three eggs, with 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1 cup of evaporated milk, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon ginger, topped with 1/2 tablespoon of butter)...



...and let it cook in the hot coals of a fire. We didn't have access to a fire, and as the fall heat wave that's crossing the western part of the nation, has made reached us today, I wasn't real excited about turning on the oven. So, we plopped our pumpkin onto a plate, and into the microwave for nine minutes.


That might have been about two minutes too many...
...so our custard was a touch overdone. But, when served warm, and scooped with a bit of pumpkin per bite, it was still a tasty (if not pie like) pumpkin treat.


It's great to be a homeschooler.

7 comments:

Christy said...

I have never heard of this before, but it sounds wonderful.

Debbie said...

This would be neat to try. I've been thinking of what we can do with our pumpkin this year.

Wonder Mom said...

Very, very interesting...and a tad disgusting looking....all at the same time...

Phyllis said...

I bet they overcooked it in the coals sometimes, too. Wonder if it would work in the oven?

Ticia said...

Interesting. I wonder if Jeff would like it.....

Raising a Happy Child said...

Very interesting idea - I can see that it might be a couple minutes too many. Enjoy your warm days while they last!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

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