You'll know the holidays are here when you serve up a slice of this special pie.
How to Use Fresh Pumpkin
Two cups fresh pumpkin purée can be used instead of the canned pumpkin. To prepare fresh pumpkin purée, cut 4- to 5-lb. pumpkin in half. Scoop out seeds and stringy fiber. Discard fiber. Reserve seeds for roasting, if desired. Cut pumpkin into 1-1/2-inch pieces. Place pumpkin in large saucepan. Add water to 1-inch depth. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 25 to 30 min. or until pumpkin is tender. Drain well; cool slightly. Remove pumpkin peel; discard. Mash pumpkin flesh with potato masher or in food processor until desired texture; drain 20 min. to remove excess liquid. Refrigerate up to 5 days. Cooked pumpkin can also be frozen up to 6 months in resealable freezer-weight plastic bags.
Top each serving with a dollop of thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping.