A Recipe for Cushaw Pie

Cushaw or Pumpkin Pie
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  • Total: 65 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings

A cushaw is a type of pumpkin or gourd, and it makes an excellent replacement for pumpkin in pies.

Pumpkin can be used in this pie, but you just may find that cushaw is a uniquely tasty new replacement. Give it a try!


  • 1 unbaked pie shell
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, mashed cushaw
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Stir together the mashed cushaw and cream; add beaten eggs. Mix well and add sugar, flour, salt, nutmeg, and allspice; mix well to blend. Blend in lemon extract and butter.

  2. Pour mixture into the prepared unbaked pie shell and bake at 450 degrees F for 10 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for about 40 minutes longer.