Quarter a pie pumpkin. Scoop out seeds and discard. Put in kettle and cover with water.
Boil until soft when poked with fork. Drain. Cool.
The pumpkin will have more moisture with this method.
Or…Cut pumpkin in half. Scoop out seeds and discard. Cover halves with saran wrap.
Microwave on high for 20 min. or until soft. Cool.
Or…Cut pumpkin in half. Scoop out seeds and discard.
Bake, cut side down in 1 to 2 inches of water till soft. Cool.
When cool the pumpkin will scoop easily out of shell with a spoon.
Put through strainer or food processor to smooth out lumps or strings.
Then just follow the recipe
One pie pumpkin should make at least 1 pint of pumpkin