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Squash Custard Pie

Acorn squash has been a favorite of mine since I was little and my mother baked it with sugar and cinnamon. This particular pie was something I improvised. We love pumpkin pie, but had fresh squash in excess. So I came up with this new variation! It's good to take to potlucks, to pie or cake walks at school, or to serve as a different dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas. —Mary Kelly, Hopland, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mashed cooked winter squash
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell
  • Whipped cream or topping or garnish


  • In a bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients.
  • Pour into the pastry shell; bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake for 45 minutes or until set. Cool on a wire rack. Chill. Garnish with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 361 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Docsbob
    Oct 31, 2020

    I used a mix of squash I had on hand. It was SO good!

  • homemadewithlove
    Nov 6, 2018

    I also use butternut squash and it is a wonderfully different version of pumpkin pie. People are surprised to hear it is made of squash.

  • rbecky52256
    Nov 21, 2014

    my mom always made her pumpkin pies from hubbard squash that she would cut with a hacksaw in half bake in the oven and then prepare the pie filling so good

  • sarahorton
    Sep 3, 2013

    I made this using Butternut squash fresh from our garden. It is delicious and easy to make.I substituted pumpkin pie spice for the spices listed and it was wonderful.Will definitely use this recipe again!

  • misscleocat
    Oct 20, 2009

    This pie is awesome!!! I didn't have enough heavy cream so I had to substitute half & half for some of it and also used pumpkin pie spice instead of the individual spices listed. The pie came out wonderful and filled my house with an incredible aroma :)

  • glb
    Nov 19, 2007

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