Acorn Squash Pie With Gingersnap Crust

I have been eyeballing the beautiful acorn squash in my pantry for a few weeks now, the idea of a pie made with a different squash than pumpkin intrigued me. How could it be wrong? We eat our acorn squash with butter and sugar, so the leap to a pie isn’t a far one. You just add in a tasty crust and voila! Squash pie.

The irony is that my acorn squash is still in my pantry as I am baking at my mom’s house today and I went out and bought one specifically to make this pie. Along with an extra box of Simple Pleasures Spice Snaps, my cookie of choice when it comes to making a spicy gingery crust.

This was a hit and is on my list to serve to company for a surprisingly dessert. Acorn squash as so overlooked when it comes to desserts and the mighty pumpkin – rightfully so- takes front and centre. Don’t dismiss these squash that are found much easier than sugar pumpkins!

Mike gave this the thumbs up with a “It’s pumpkin-y…very similar…” and indeed, it is. It’s different yet the same and a wonderful way to use up abundant fall squash!

Ingredients Needed for Acorn Squash Pie With Gingersnap Crust

Crust Ingredients

2 cups gingersnap crumbs
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted

Filling Ingredients
2 cups of  baked then pureed acorn squash (this is about one large acorn squash)
2 eggs
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy cream
Cook the acorn squash, which I have an entire post on right here: How To Cook Acorn Squash. Skip the butter and brown sugar part, just cook it completely. When it’s done, puree it in a food processor or with a hand blender.
Combine the crust ingredients together and press into a 9 or 9.5 inch pie plate. Place in the fridge.
Mix together all the filling ingredients then pour into the pie crust.
With the cookie crust you are going to have to cover the edges the whole time, the butter will brown.
Bake at 350 degrees on the lowest rack in your oven until a knife inserted comes out clean, about 35-45 minutes. Cool and let the pie set.
Serve with whipped cream and enjoy!
Happy PieDay everyone! I am off to the Calgary Rocky Mountain Food and Wine Fest this afternoon and I can’t wait to see what goodies are in store!
Love,
Ready To Tackle Calgary Magpie

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