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Must be the season of the pie!

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Must be the season of the pie!

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Danni3ll3

I have delicata squash growing in the garden so can you please share your recipe? I was very surprised to see you included the shell. Delicata is new to me so I had no idea that the shell was edible. 

I also have buttercup squash that I grew. I wonder if I can make pie from that as well. 

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Yes, butternut is a fine squash for pie! This is the recipe I use. Mr. Strause's formulas are old and now in the public domain. Last year I did a mix of different squashes.pumpkin. That sure made a lot o filling and froze very well! I was well prepared for the holiday baking season! 

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Danni3ll3

Saved it!

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Danni3ll3

What’s with the stay clear of that north of the border Canuck stuff!!! We make the best maple syrup!!!

😉

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A joke, for the nice Canadian lady, that runs the pie club! Smile...

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idaveindy

Will, buttercup is a separate variety than butternut.

see: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=buttercup+squash&t=fpas&ia=images&iax=images

and here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucurbita_maxima

and scroll down to Types.

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Danni3ll3

I love butternut squash but what I grew is called buttercup. It’s a round slightly squashed fruit with light grey coloured stripes on a deep green shell. Flesh is light orange and very thick and mealy when cooked. 

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I will keep an eye out.

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Looks like buttercup is used for pie! 

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Butternut squash is a very Maltese ingredient. Dad always had a huge amount in his tiny patch of earth. In Maltese, it is known as L-aħmar, which translates simply too "The red one" 

Going far off-topic, however, I think you would like this Maltese vegetable stew! We were raised on minestra! There is also a savory Maltese pumpkin pie on my youtube channel. 

 

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Benito

Will that does look great.  I still haven’t eaten delicata squash, I keep meaning to try it.  I’ll be on the look out for it now that we’re into fall weather.  I think using a squash for “pumpkin” pie is better than using canned pumpkin.

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Is truly not so bad, That being said, fresh is always preferred! You will like delicata squash good in many applications! 

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BethJ

Thank you for posting!  I am hoping to have a surplus of butternut squash in the garden this year, and it would be fine to make some pie with some of it.

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Hi, beth.

Here is a very unconventional Maltese savory pumpkin pie. (We Maltese love a good pie) 

Recipe note: The next time I make this pie I will half the amount of rice and double the squash/olive mixture. 

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idaveindy

When adding the tuna, do you also add the oil it comes in, or do you drain and discard the oil?  Thx.

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hey, dave.

 Thanks for stopping by. The oil-packed tuna was drained very well. I have not been getting email notifications of replies. Grrr. I don't remember if I mentioned this above, the next time I make this pie, I will half the amount of rice and double the amount of the squash mixture.