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Oct 30, 2008

Pumpkin Gel Pie

Pumpkin Gel Pie

My little one recently visited a local pumpkin patch with her school and brought home a little pumpkin which is so cute like her! Look at the pumpkin! Isn’t it cute?

She placed the pumpkin in my hands and asked, “Mommy! Can you make me a pumpkin pie?” I told her OK and forgot about it. But she didn’t! Finally I decided to make the pie today and started searching for pumpkin pie recipes on the internet. Most of the pumpkin pie recipes involved lot of work. I am little lazy to do that much work to cook something. So I wanted to make something easier, but definitely a pie! With some imagination, I came out with this recipe that looked good and tasted great!

Pumpkin Gel Pie


  • 1 small pumpkin (like in the picture) (makes 2 cups of pulp)
  • 1 tbsp unflavored Gelatin 2 tsp Agar Agar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 1 cup boiling Water
  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust (prepared one)


Wash the exterior of the pumpkin, remove the stalk and cut it into half like in the picture.

Remove the seeds and the stringy stuff inside by scraping with an ice cream scoop. I saved the seeds to make spicy pumpkin seeds powder, that goes well with rice.

Pour a cup of water in a microwave safe bowl and place the pumpkin pieces in it. If the pieces are too big to fit in the bowl, cut them into little pieces. Then cover the bowl and microwave on high power for 15 minutes.

Check if the pumpkin is soft and easy to be scooped out. If not, increase the time as needed. Leave the bowl for some time till the pumpkin pieces are cool enough to touch. Then scoop out the flesh, mash well with a fork until it becomes soft and fluffy. Add little water if needed. Then add the vanilla extract and mix well. Keep aside.

Later prepare the gelatin agar agar mixture. Mix gelatin agar agar and sugar in a small bowl. Add boiling water to it and stir it untilgelatin agar agar completely dissolves.

Add the gelatin agar agar mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix well with a spoon. Pour this into the prepared crust. Refrigerate until the pie sets and becomes firm, approximately about 3 hours.

Garnish with whipping cream and enjoy.

My Notes: As I used only ½ cup of sugar in this recipe, the pie didn’t taste so sweet. I think we better add 1 cup of sugar to make it sweeter.

Pumpkin Gel Pie

This is my contribution for Madhuram’s “AFAM: Pumpkin” event. “A Fruit A Month (AFAM)” was the brainchild of Maheswari.

I am also sending the Pumpkin Seeds Powder, which I posted long back to the above event.

On a different note:

Thanks Priya and Rekha for passing the “chocoholic award” to me. So sweet of you!

Who can resist chocolates! I haven’t made any recipes with chocolates though! I always buy those from the store. White chocolate is my most favorite kind of chocolate.

I would like to pass this award to:




Red Chilies



Congratulations Friends!

And I also would like to thanks Daily Meals for passing me the “Butterfly Award”. Thanks for your nice gesture DM!


kamala said... [Reply]

I too have a big batch of Pumpkin..from my daughter..Pie looks delicious Uma..Nice pics too!!!

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

so cute Uma....nice recipe yaar...luved the seed powder too..never thought of doing somthing with them..i'll try it out right away..Happy halloween Uma...

anudivya said... [Reply]

Yeah, it is cute! Love the pie. I guess today is pumpkin day, lot od pumpkin posts including me. COngrats on your awards Uma...

raaji said... [Reply]

Vow nice and easy recipe with pumpkin......all set for halloween haaaaa.....

Cham said... [Reply]

Guess what, my son brought a pumpkin, already he cut the top. He want Jack o lantern, so ready to be carved :)
Lovely pie with less sweet Uma!

Yasmeen said... [Reply]

very illustrative,i love the idea of jelly in pumpkin pie

Dori said... [Reply]

I've never made a pumpkin pie using a whole pumpkin... I've also never had a pumpkin pie made with gelatin... It sounds really good! Congratulations on your award!

Priya Suresh said... [Reply]

Wow Pumpkin gel pie looks fabulous Uma...Congrats on ur awards..

Vani said... [Reply]

Happy Deepavali, Uma! The pie looks good.

Kalai said... [Reply]

Nice idea for a different kind of pumpkin pie, Uma! Looks great. Congrats on the awards. I'm partial to dark chocolate! :)

Meera said... [Reply]

Very nice! Pumpkin pie looks great. & thanks for that chocolate. I just love dark chocolate!!

karuna said... [Reply]

wowwo, this is actually looking good. loved the nice colour of the pie. and ure recipe sure makes pie making look like a piece of cake. or shld i say a piece of pie........good work

Unknown said... [Reply]

Oh my god the pumpkin looks so cute.Love the gel Uma, I have bookmarked it and try out soon.Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe and hugs and kisses to ur cute pie.

Lakshmi said... [Reply]

Gel Pie looks yummy ..I want to have that piece in the pic right away :)

Andhra Flavors said... [Reply]

chaala baavundi pumpkin pie. chustunte shop lo konna daanilaa vundi.

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Very nice recipe and thank you so much for passing on the award to me dear Uma.

Unknown said... [Reply]

congrates on your awards uma pumpkin pie mmmmm bavundi

Raks said... [Reply]

So cool,using microwave oven!Looks cool too!

jayasree said... [Reply]

Cute pumpkin. Pie looks lovely. Congrats on the award.

VG said... [Reply]

Your pie looks awesome Usha.

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Pie looks great Uma..

Rosie said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, your pumpkin pie looks wonderful - I know your little will enjoy this :)

Congrats on your lovely award and many, many thanks for passing this award onto me!! Gosh I adore chocolate *smile*

Rosie x

Vibaas said... [Reply]

Uma, your step by step illustration is too good :-) Congrats on your awards and i just checked the pumpkin seeds powder recipe too. gr8 idea!

mitr_bayarea said... [Reply]


Happy Halloween and the pumpkin gel pie looks smashing. Thanks for sharing the prep work with pictures.

Mansi said... [Reply]

that looks pretty! loved the last pic Uma! wish you and your kids a Happy Halloween too!:)

Deepthi Shankar said... [Reply]

wow .. that looks delcious

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

The pie looks delicious...Congrats on your award Uma!

Adlak's tiny world said... [Reply]

so delish and diffrnt recepi uma. congrats for the award.

CurryLeaf said... [Reply]

Love the jelly pumpkin pie idea.It is delicious.Thanks for visiting my blog,I surely feel appreciated.and well Keep visiting,:D

Suganya said... [Reply]

Pumpkin pie look so good. Nice recipe. Turned out perfect for u. YUM! Nice pictures....

Unknown said... [Reply]

Wow...the pie looks delicious Uma! I am sure your baby had a good time enjoying it :)

Beyond Curries said... [Reply]

Yes I'm chocoholic, sweetaholic, dessertoholic. Thanks.

Sunshinemom said... [Reply]

Looks delectable, Uma! Never saw a pie with gelatine before - it looks perfect!

Medhaa said... [Reply]

Hi Uma, Thank you so much for the award. Sorry for the delay

Mansi said... [Reply]

Hey Uma, I just realized this pie would be great for Thanskgiving! so if you don't mind, you could send this in for my vegetarian thanksgiving recipe event!:)

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