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Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked In A Pumpkin

Let’s take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today’s Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It’s not too spicy and not too sweet! It’s a rustic, pumpkin, pilgrim treat.

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I’m here to show you just how easy this Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie is to make. If you’ve never roasted a pumpkin in order to make a pumpkin pie, you’re missing out on part of the fun.

If you’ve never served your pumpkin pie in an actual pumpkin (as the pilgrims did), then we need to get busy baking!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions and complete ingredient measurements for making Rustic Pilgrim Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is available near the end of this post. 

Let's take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today's Rustic Roasted Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It's not too spicy and not too sweet! - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com

The ingredient list for making Rustic Roasted Pumpkin Pies (aka Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie) Baked in a Pumpkin is as follows;

  • 3 pie pumpkins (approximately 6″ in circumference), or ramekins
  • brown sugar
  • pumpkin purée
  • eggs
  • flour
  • evaporated milk
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 round pie crust (optional)
  • egg
  • salt
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Instead of discarding the seeds when cleaning out your pumpkins, here are a few recipes for roasting pumpkin seeds I think you’ll enjoy;

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If you’re looking for other Kudos Kitchen Thanksgiving dishes to grace your table this year, please click on the following recipe titles for;

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Below is the printable recipe card for today’s Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pies Baked in a Pumpkin. If you’ve enjoyed this recipe and look forward to making it (or have already made it), I’d appreciate if you’d take a moment to give it some feedback by way of stars near the comment section at the end of this post. Thank you so much!

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Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 
Let's take a step back in time and visit with the pilgrims this Thanksgiving. Today's Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin is as delightful to serve as it is to eat. It's not too spicy and not too sweet!
Course: Dessert, Thanksgiving dessert
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: pumpkin pie baked in a pumpkin, rustic pilgrim pumpkin pie
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 218 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 6" round pie pumpkins cleaned and seeded
To make the filling;
  • cups roasted pumpkin pulp
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • cup evaporated milk
To the garnish;
  • 1 9" round pie crust
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
To make homemade roasted pumpkin purée;
  1. Clean, seed, and quarter one pie pumpkin. Place on a baking sheet and roast at 425 for 30 minutes. Cool slightly, remove the flesh from the skin (discard the skin), and mash the flesh.

To prepare the pumpkin bowls for the filling;
  1. Clean and seed the remaining 2 pie pumpkins. Sprinkle the inside of the pumpkins with cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
To make the filling;
  1. Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mashed pumpkin, pumpkin purée, brown sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon, pie spice, nutmeg, cloves, 3 eggs, vanilla, and evaporated milk.

  3. Place two of the cleaned pie pumpkins on a baking sheet and fill each with pumpkin pie filling. *Note - if you have any leftover, pour the remaining into a small baking dish or ramekin.

  4. Carefully place into the oven and partially bake for 30 minutes.

  5. While the pumpkin pies are baking, cut leaf shapes from the pie crust to garnish (optional).

  6. If garnishing, remove the pies from the oven and gently place the pie crust leaves on top of each pie.

  7. In a small bowl, whisk the final egg along with 1 tablespoon of water. Gently brush the egg wash on each pie crust leaf. 

  8. Sprinkle the top with additional sugar and cinnamon and return to the oven for 50 minutes (or until the filling looks set and the pumpkin is soft when pierced with a toothpick.
  9. Cool the pies completely before serving and serve at room temperature, or chilled. 

  10. To serve, cut each pumpkin into 4 wedges.

  11. Great with ice cream or whipped cream! Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts
Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Potassium 273mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Sugars 32g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 43.2%
Vitamin C 3.3%
Calcium 15.6%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for Rustic Pilgrim Pumpkin Pie Baked in a Pumpkin as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

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12 Comments

  1. Wilhelmina Wessel

    This is such a cool idea!!!

  2. These are so clever. I cooked a savory dish in a pumpkin once but never my pies! I love this!

    • Thank you. I’ve also made savory dishes in pumpkins but baking these pies were a first for me, too. They were delicious and so much fun to make!

  3. Justine Howell

    Such a fun new idea to incorporate into our holiday baking with my kids, thanks!

  4. Amanda Finks

    I just love these pumpkin pies! Using the whole pumpkin makes this such a special dessert recipe!

  5. Making the pie IN the gourd is genious! Love this recipe!

  6. What a gorgeous idea! I need to give this a try!

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