Wondering how to make pumpkin pie with fresh pumpkin? Believe it or not, it's quite simple. We used a sugar pumpkin for this take on the Thanksgiving favorite, but you could use roasted butternut squash or even baked sweet potato in its place. The most important step is to roast the pumpkin until it’s super tender; that way the filling will be silky smooth throughout. Once it’s tender, let the pumpkin cool before combining the rest of the ingredients in your food processor—otherwise the hot pumpkin could cook the eggs. Last tip: always bake your pies on the bottom rack of your oven so that the bottom doesn't get soggy. Now, here it is: our favorite pumpkin pie recipe with fresh pumpkin.