Think Thanksgiving 1937 was probably the last time

gandle(4 NE)November 23, 2010

that I had squash pie for the dinner. Grandma always made pie from Hubbard squash. It did taste a lot like pumpkin but with our own rich thick cream, hardly needed whipping, it was delicious. Don't know whether or not I can trust my memory but I believe it did taste even better than pumpkin.

Hubbard squash grew to enormous size and were so hard that gandad had to split them with an axe but the flavor of them baked was incomparable. One winter we had so many that grandad even split some and fed them to the milk cows who seemed to really enjoy the chunks of squash. They would contentedly chew them for it seemed like hours.

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I guess Hubbard squash is out of style now? I don't know, are they also called "banana squash"?
It's not a vegetable from my past, I learned about squash after I came to America, but I did adopt it right away, there is no squash I don't like

    Bookmark   November 23, 2010 at 11:14PM
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It seems as if our "pumpkin" pies were always made with sweet potatoes. Now, when I taste a real pumpkin pie, I am always disappointed.

I may be mistaken, but I think that down here, the sweet potato pie is the Thanksgiving pie.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 8:23AM
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I remember Hubbard squash from when I was very small. Those things were MUCH bigger than I! And when some was desired for dinner, my dad was sent to the woodshed with an axe to whack off a chunk. We have had such success with butternut squash the last couple of years, I think I may have to try Hubbards, and maybe even make"squash" pies.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 5:04PM
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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Squash doesn't taste "pumpkin-ey" know like the inside of a Jack-o-lantern.
I have a squash growing friend...I'll have to ask him to grow some hubbards next year. I think they are smoother and taste better than acorn or butternut.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2010 at 8:16PM
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Don't think Hubbard squash are out of style, I love them, but they take a long, long growing season which we don't have here.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2010 at 2:01PM
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jazmynsmom(Z5 Madison-ish)

If you ever eat pumpkin pie made from canned pumpkin, you may have eaten Hubbard squash more recently than you realize!

    Bookmark   November 30, 2010 at 2:54PM
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