Gem Squash (Pumpkin) Pie

Feature Cook: Jeanette from South Africa



  • ¬†4-5 gem squashes
  • 3-4 eggs
  • 1 big tablespoon self-raising flour or wheat cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 1x 250ml cream/milk
  • 5ml (1 teaspoon) baking powder if you use wheat flour or 2,5ml (half a teaspoon) if you use self-raising flour
  • 1 cup of sugar (250ml)
  • A pinch of salt
  1. Boil gem squashed until soft. Allow to cool and then scrape out soft flesh into a mixing bowl.
  2. Separate the egg yolk and white.
  3. Mix all the ingredients except for the white of the egg.
  4. Beat the white of the egg still stiff and carefully fold into mixture.
  5. Spray your baking pan and put in the mixture.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and bake for 45min on 180C.


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