Sorry for the late posting.... I know I have such a fan club :-). Anyways, I baked both pies. Here are how the pies looked before going into the oven.
This is how they looked after baking.
At this point you really cannot tell the difference. We test tasted both pies and we could not tell them apart. I think, once you add all the spices, sugar and dairy you mask any fresh taste. I was a little bummed about that. But still a great way to use up sugar pumpkins in the garden. A great way to use more local produce that wasn't driven to the store on a truck and I didn't drive to the store to get it.
Enjoy your pie this Thanksgiving!!!