Can you use a big pumpkin for pumpkin pie?

Chef's answer
Yes, you can! But it probably won't taste as good. You won't get as much pumpkin out of one of a jack-o-lantern pumpkin as you would a pie pumpkin of the same size. ... If you've got the option, always choose a pie pumpkin over a carving pumpkin for baking.
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Make Pie Fillings Ahead. Pick a day to make your fillings and then store them covered in the refrigerator. Be sure to stir them well before filling your pie crust as some of the ingredients may have settled to the bottom over time.18 Nov 2013
two daysMake Ahead Pumpkin Pie let's you get a jump on Thanksgiving baking, freeing up time and oven space. Pie can be made it up to two days ahead or frozen and thawed just in time for the feast.26 Nov 2019
If the food is hard like pumpkin and has a low water content, then you can safely cut the mould off, providing you cut at least one centimetre off around where the mould is. This rule of thumb applies to raw pumpkin and other firm fruit and vegetables like carrots and cabbage, hard cheese like cheddar and hard salami.
Pumpkins are a high nickel food. They also have an oil layer on their outer skin that can be transferred to other things. This oil can seep into your skin, just like nut or cooking oils do.Sep 27, 2016
If ever you come across any recipe that requires a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and/or cloves, replace it with equal amounts of this spice blend. Not only is it quicker to measure, but so convenient and adaptable to your tastes.Sep 9, 2019
Method 2: Boil: Halve and peel pumpkin, then cut the flesh into uniform cubes and boil until tender, 15 to 30 minutes, depending on size of cubes.Oct 1, 2010
You may use all sorts of pumpkins and squashes (a Cucurbita moschata or Cucurbita pepo may be called either, depending on variety) to make a pie. The Halloween types may not be the best choice: they tend to be stringy, not very sweet, and sometimes over treated with pesticides.
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