Acorn Squash & Honey Pie

Cornmeal Pie Dough
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
2 large egg yolks
3 small acorn squash
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
4 large eggs, plus one large egg yolk
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup honey
all-purpose flour, for dusting
vegetable-oil cooking spray
In large bowl, mix together flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt. Using your fingers, mix in butter until crumbly. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks and 3 tablespoons ice water. Add egg-yolk mixture to flour mixture. Using a fork, mix quickly and lightly. Knead dough lightly in bowl until dough holds together; add up to 1 tablespoon ice water if dry. Divide dough into four equal balls. Press each ball into a disk; wrap in plastic. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Cut squash in half lengthwise; remove seeds. Set a steamer rack inside a large pot with 2 inches of simmering water, and steam squash until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.  Scrape flesh from the shells of the cooled squash, and puree in the large bowl of a food processor until smooth. Add salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Add eggs, 1/2 cup milk, and honey. Pulse until thoroughly combined.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disk of dough 1/8 inch thick. Drape over pie pan, trimming edges to fit rim of pan. Create decorative edge as desired. Repeat with remaining dough and pie pans. Mix egg yolk and remaining tablespoon milk; brush over surface of dough.  Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Divide filling among pie crusts. Transfer pies to lower rack in oven, and bake for 10 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 350 degrees F. and bake until filling is barely set, 25 to 30 minutes more; it will continue to cook as it cools. If crusts get too dark before the custard is done, make a tent with aluminum foil around crust. Transfer pies to wire rack to cool. Serve cold or at room temperature
Makes 4 5-inch pies.

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