For Three Pies
Cut up and boil soft one-half of a small pumpkin, strain off water well and press the dry meat through a colander. Beat up six eggs with six ounces of powdered sugar, one-half teaspoonful salt, one tablespoonful ginger, one-half nutmeg; then add the pumpkin, one quart of milk, and one tablespoonful of melted butter, strain all through colander again, fill in deep pie dishes lined with plain pie paste, and bake like custard pie-twenty to thirty minutes. This is enough for three large pies. Generally, as soon as pie is up above the rim of the plate it is done; if bottom is not quite baked, then set on top of hot stove a few seconds to finish bottom. The same rule applies to custard pies.