Solar Oven Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie baked in the solar oven

Solar oven Pumpkin Pie

One of the best parts of Thanksgiving is the pie — pumpkin pie of course.   Pies are easy to bake and easy to bake in a solar oven.  Yes, it does take a little longer, but the end result is worth the effort.  I took my traditional pie recipe, substituted my homemadepumpkin puree from my baked pumpkin, and adjusted the milk.

Pumpkin Pie

2 eggs, slightly beaten

2 c pumpkin puree

1/2 c granulated sugar

1/4 c brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1   2/3 c evaporated milk, undiluted  (for my solar baked pie, I reduced the milk by half because liquids do not evaporate in a solar oven like they do in the kitchen.)

Unbaked pie shell

Pre-heat the solar oven while preparing the pie.

Mix in the order given.  Pour into an unbaked pie shell.  (The traditional recipe says to bake at 425° for 15 minutes; then at 350° for 45 minutes.)

With my solar oven was staying at about 325°, the pie took 2 hours.

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your solar baked Pumpkin Pie.

slice of pumpkin pie baked in a solar oven

Slice of Pumpkin Pie baked in the GSO


Baked pumpkin

Solar roasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin desert

Pumpkin bread




2 thoughts on “Solar Oven Pumpkin Pie

  1. This looks so yummy. So glad you’ve shown this recipe — especially, because you also mention how a recipe starts out at the much higher temperature. I’ve found that it really isn’t that necessary and the end result is a wonderful pie. Wonder if that’s because the sun is heating from the top down. Just wondered what you thought.

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