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Old 23.08.2011, 14:01
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

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Saw seeds for these in my local Migros yesterday. Alien, that's probably your best bet for now.
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Old 23.08.2011, 18:00
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Make some of these pumpkin whoopie pies from the "Baked" bakery in NYC. You can get light/dark muscovado sugar in the Jelmoli food shop in the basement. I also have been led to believe that canned pumpkin shows up around these parts around Oct/Nov so you might be able to get that as well. I made a triple batch of these for a family gathering last year and the kids were licking the platter and asking for more while other desserts sat around waiting to be loved. (NB: the recipe gives a yield of 12, but I use a small cookie scoop to make many more small/mini whoopie pies) Give them a try
I thought I posted already about this. I am excited see a whoopie pie recipe that doesn't call for fluff. My coworkers may not be quite as excited, but we'll see in October.

Anyway, canned pumpkin is available now in Globus in Luzern. It's in the aisle with the other canned fruits and vegetables, not with the baking supplies.

If you find a pumpkin that is particularly nice for pie, you can also "just" save the seeds and try to grow pumpkins from those seeds.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

@poptart: thanks for the whoopie pie recipe! Looks really yummy... I'll try that for sure. I just wait until the heat wave is over to turn on my oven.

@mathnut: thanks for all the advice! I'll check my Migros for the seeds asap. My friend lives near a do it/ garden Migros, I think I'll make him check the seed aisle, too.

@capacitrix: I will check Globus here. I found an info somewhere that they carry the canned pumpkin only in November? But I'm going to check it out. As I already said, I think I'm going to wait until the heat wave is over. But then, no squash is going to be safe that lurks near my oven. *muaharrharr*
Another thing: it is possible to grow pumpkins from a seed of a pumpkin you liked. But just bear in mind that there are different sorts of squashes that interbreed. Unfortunately, there are sorts which aren't edible and will make you sick for sure! They are grown only for decoration purposes. If such a squash crosses with an edible one, the seed's fruits will turn out inedible, too. I'd be careful if I find both sorts sold by the same grower (like in a farmer's market). Chances the edible ones crossed with inedible ones might be small, but if I found out I got inedible squashes after a season of gardening I would be pretty bummed. So I still prefer to buy the seeds.
Here's a website which lists inedible varieties. Sorry, it's only in German, but they have pictures: http://www.kuerbismuseum.de/Zierkuer...kuerbisse.html
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Old 24.08.2011, 11:04
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

Made a fresh pumpkin soup last night . . . dead easy.
Fresh rough Chopped pumpkin
750ml Coconut milk
2 large spoons of thai red curry paste

Ws it good? . . . delicious . . . enough in the fridge for tonight . . and tomorrow . . better still put it in the freezer.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

I bought pumpkin seeds from Coop this spring and never got around to planting them. I just managed to come across the packet. They are Potimarron pumpkin seeds (French name - choose the English/German on the Wikipedia page) and they are even bio.

The seeds are good until Jan 2014 so maybe I'll actually plant them next year.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

I bought a beautiful pumpkin at Migros yesterday in the hopes that it would be good for pumpkin pie. Previously I have used butternut squash or the canned pumpkin but now I'd like to try something different. The name of the pumpkin is Kuerbis Oranger Knirps. Does anyone know what this is in English? Also, does anyone know if it's any good for pumpkin pie? I mean I'm going to cook it anyway, wether it be for pie or soup. Just wondering of anyone has any info on it.
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The name of the pumpkin is Kuerbis Oranger Knirps. Does anyone know what this is in English? Also, does anyone know if it's any good for pumpkin pie?.
It's red kuri and good for pies.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

In my experience, if looking for pumpkin seeds, Landi has a good selection. I tend to save the seeds from my garden batch and plant them the following season with great success.

Since being here and not having a steady supply of jack o lantern pumpkins in the early years, I've used many varieties for pumpkin pie, and most have come out good. Butternut, hokkaido, etc. I would never use Acorn, too stringy and not enough pulp.

Also, just to debunk the myth about the jack o lantern type, my family has used this variety for generations and to me it is the true pumpkin pie pumpkin. However, you do have to prepare it correctly or it will be too liquidy. After cooking, you need to prepare the pulp with this turning press like apparatus, sorry don't know what it is called. This concentrates and gives the right texture to the pulp while removing the excess liquid. Always worket well when done correctly.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

Another nice option that's easily doable here is sweet potato pie.
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I bought a beautiful pumpkin at Migros yesterday in the hopes that it would be good for pumpkin pie. Previously I have used butternut squash or the canned pumpkin but now I'd like to try something different. The name of the pumpkin is Kuerbis Oranger Knirps. Does anyone know what this is in English? Also, does anyone know if it's any good for pumpkin pie? I mean I'm going to cook it anyway, wether it be for pie or soup. Just wondering of anyone has any info on it.
Yes, I've used one of those and they work well. I think it's an orange knirps in English. There is also a smallish green one called a delicia...very dense, smooth and sweet. I made my filling in a blender... Mixed roasted pumpkin, milk, egg, sugar, spice.... Came out very smooth. If the pumpkin is stringy, a food mill helps.
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Re: Pumpkin Pie and Pie Pumpkin

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Oh I saw those green ones today. Thanks Edot
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