Butternut Squash Pie Recipe

2474After doing the research for pumpkin pie and having posted our recipe for Butternut squash soup I wondered about how similar the two squashes are and if they could be swapped in a recipe. Here is the outcome of that question, a pie that can be used instead of pumpkin at holiday dinners. Give it a try and see what your guests think, I believe they will like it.

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  • 1-9 inch pie shell
  • 1 large butternut squash, about 1½ cups when pureed
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 large eggs, slightly beaten
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, removing the stem and the seeds.
  3. Place the squash, cut side down, on an oiled baking pan and add about ½ cup of water to the pan then covering loosely with foil.
  4. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the squash is tender and can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Peel and mash or puree the squash with a food processor. Measuring out 1½ cups and setting aside.
  6. Reduce oven temp. to 350° F and position a rack in the center of the oven.
  7. In a medium bowl use an electric mixer at medium-high speed to combine the squash with the brown sugar for 1 minute.
  8. Add eggs, evaporated milk, spices, salt, flour, butter, and vanilla, mixing for 2 minutes until well combined.
  9. Pour the filling into the pie shell, place on the center oven rack and bake for 45 to 55 minutes (after 30 min. you can use a ring of foil or a pie ring on the crust so it won’t get too dark).
  10. The filling is set when a knife inserted into the center comes out clean , transfer the pie to a rack to cool.
  11. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

One response to “Butternut Squash Pie Recipe

  1. yummy
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