Pie pumpkins are smaller, sweeter, and grainier than the usual jack-o-lanterns. Look for them in the produce section from late September through December. Bake: 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 400°. Place pumpkin on a rimmed baking sheet, cut side down.
Bake at 400° for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until soft. Remove flesh from skin, and mash with a potato masher, or place in food processor, and puree.