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Hello group,

  Below is a cut and paste of an email that was sent to some good friends.  Note, our 10 year old triplets got involved in this new recipe.  Any cures it may provide are subjective to your own evaluation(s) but they say laughter is the best medicine. 

Here it is from the email:


  I had bought two squash at the store.  It is called Kalabasa in local language and googling (giggling) an image will immediately show it.  One piece was not good and the other one was ok so only made 1 pie.  We came up with a recipe using what was in the kitchen and voted for COVID pie or Quarantine pie then decided on the latter.  Here are the ingredients we used:
 
1)  1 good size piece Kalabasa which made 3 cups.   To prepare chop then steam or put in oven to make it soft.
 
2)  1/2 cup condensed milk
 
3)  1/4 cup evaporated milk
 
4)  1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
 
5)  1/2 teaspoon cinammon
 
6)  1/2 teaspoon allspice
 
7)  1/2 cup brown suger
 
8)   Peel from 1 lemon grated into zest
 
For the crust..... 1 stick melted butter, 1 1/3 cup flour,  1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 3/4 tablespoon of salt.  After crust dough meaded 30 minutes in refrigerator.  
 
   On temperature we just used 350f and just watched it until it was done.   Unlike a cake it was much more forgiving.
 
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Mike,my eye went right to the ingredient list. I couldn't figure out WHY you were making a pie with kielbasa (sausage.) :)

So how was it?

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Just the sort of thing for us in i-sew-lation...
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Here is a google result which has pic's also. 

It is like a pumpkin but a local in-country type.  Very delicious pie.... 
What is the meaning of Kalabasa?
kalabasa. a plant and its fruit of five species of the genus Cucurbita; a squash. the flower of this plant used in cooking.  

  When I bought two they looked just like the picture with no flower.
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Kielbasa. Kielbasa is any type of meat sausage from Poland, and a staple of Polish cuisine. In American English the word typically refers to a coarse, U-shaped smoked sausage of any kind of meat, which closely resembles the Wiejska sausage in British English.

Growing up in America, and now living near a community with Polish and Italians descendents, where kielbasa is still made and sold, I can say that no one orders a kielbasa and expects it to be any other variety of coarse ground u shaped sausage.

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Hmmm,  Kielbasa with rice for dinner and Kalabasa "quarantine pie" for desert 😉
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My mother in law would make squash pie rather than pumpkin due to some allergies/sensitivities in the family. 

I know cake/cupcakes are popular but I'd choose pie over cake any day. [smile]




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My mother in law would make squash pie rather than pumpkin due to some allergies/sensitivities in the family. 

I know cake/cupcakes are popular but I'd choose pie over cake any day. [smile]





I make sweet potato pie and tell the family it's pumpkin. [biggrin] The debate over pumpkin vs sweet potato pie always comes up and inevitably some start yelling that they hate sweet potatoes and would never eat that pie. I just walk away giggling to myself.

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Cari,

That's funny I love either one but don't think they taste the same. All of the sweet potato pies I've eaten tend to be heavy on the vanilla and less spiced.

A local bbq place has mini sweet potato pies and if you're good and lucky they will offer to slide it into the oven for you so you have warm sweet potato pie for dessert, so so good. 
Hmmmm I have a big bag of sweet potatoes to cook maybe I should make pie tomorrow too. 





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Karen I use a mish mash of two recipes. They use different spices so I add a little of all of them lol.

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Called Turban squash in my neck of the woods. Flavor and texture very much like a Hubbard squash but much smaller. You can halve them across the stem and and just throw them in a shallow baking dish with a little butter and scoop it out of the rind when done. Good roasted with a maple syrup glaze, or maple with a shot of sriracha if you're feeling adventurous. 
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Hi,

           AFAIK, a 'Sweet Potato' has a light-colored skin and yellow flesh as opposed to the 'Yam' which has a darker-colored skin & orange flesh.  I prefer the sweet potato, while my wife prefers the yam.  When she bakes & serves them, she always puts butter on her yam, while I just enjoy the sweet potato as it is, because is so naturally sweet. Sweet potato pie is awesome! 

          Many of us are familiar with The Cracker Barrel restaurants. One of their menu items includes 'yams' and their menu refers to them as 'sweet potatoes. I know that because I was going to order that dinner, but before I did... due to the confusion between the two 'tubers'. I asked the waitress: "Your menus states that you have sweet potatoes with one meal...what is the color of the sweet potatoes?" She replied "It is orange in color." I told her that what she describes was a yam and not a sweet potato. She looked at me like I had sweet potatoes growing out of my ears!![biggrin]  So which is which? 

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I'd say nearly everything we buy/eat in the US is a sweet potato, they come in colors from white to purple.  

In the southern states the two terms are used interchangeably though yams are typically described as "candied".  I've heard that true yams aren't very common to the US but are native to South America and are very starchy/dry and have a rough outside skin. 

My husband is from Louisiana and through the years have grown some of the best sweet potatoes I've ever eaten. But last week I bought a bag at Costco from a farm in California and those were just outstanding. I cooked them in my pressure cooker unseasoned and they are all now safely stored in our deep freeze for meals in the coming weeks. 

I love baked sweet potatoes with pulled pork or turkey chili and eat them quite often for breakfast with eggs and spinach. 

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Hi,

           AFAIK, a 'Sweet Potato' has a light-colored skin and yellow flesh as opposed to the 'Yam' which has a darker-colored skin & orange flesh.  She looked at me like I had sweet potatoes growing out of my ears!![biggrin]  So which is which? 


This has been my lifelong understanding as well, and I love them both, but they are very differently flavored! - Don't even get me started on what a red huckleberry looks like here in the Pacific Northwest, lol!

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My wife is more of a sweet potato...I'm more of a rhubarb being slightly toxic however peel the leaves back and also makes great pie.
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To be totally honest, I buy what's in the store. They call them sweet potatoes.

I LOVE strawberry rhubarb pie. I haven't made one for probably 20 years but I might this year. My neighbor has both in her back yard hehehe.

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Cari,

A diner here for years served HUGE dinner rolls with a dish of strawberry rhubarb conserve as you waited for your meal.  

You should try this pie sometime, it's delicious! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/five-fruit-pie/ (Wishing I had rhubarb in my freezer right now!) 



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To be totally honest, I buy what's in the store. They call them sweet potatoes.

I LOVE strawberry rhubarb pie. I haven't made one for probably 20 years but I might this year. My neighbor has both in her back yard hehehe.

Cari


Lol, Cari, I've been stalking (haw haw) my rhubarb plants WAITING for them to be big enough to join a dish of frozen sliced strawberries I hid in the freezer from the family so I can have STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE!!!  (drooling onto keyboard...)  Soon!  (wanders off wondering if Miracle Grow would speed things up...)

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