From fresh butternut squash, which is a form of pumpkin but sweeter and tastier than most. I microwave it, wrapped in plastic wrap and punctured, until soft, scrape the flesh out of the skin with a large spoon (after discarding the seeds), and add the flesh to the liquids required for pie in a large measuring container, so I can tell when I have the required amount. Then I puree the lot together in a blender, adding sugar and spices and blending until smooth. It really takes very little more effort than using canned pumpkin, and results in a lovely pie. You can remove the seeds before microwaving if you wish and roast them, they are delicious and good for you, and make a nice crunchy topping for pie or vegetables, but that takes a bit longer to do.
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