Cut up the pumpkins and remove the seeds and "guts".
Put in a double broiler or any steamer you might have.
Bring water to a boil with the pumpkins covered. Steam for about 20-30 minutes. Make sure you have enough water for the entire process.
Remove from the boiler to a plate or bowl.
After the pumpkin or squash has cooled enough to work with, scrape the pumpkin meat away from the exterior skin of the pumpkin. Discard the exterior skin.
Put all the pumpkin meat into a blender or hand blend the meat until it is smooth. NOTE: I have used butternut squash which makes a great pie and it for some reason is already smooth enough to make pie. I would skip step 6 if you are using a butternut. It would not hurt to blend it if you choose.
That is it. Use this per the pumpkin pie recipe I posted a month or so ago. It is a really quick and easy process. I listened to a podcast a week or two ago that said approximately 80% of all the pie pumpkins are grown in Illinois and that this was a bad year which has resulted in the cost going up. Next year avoid that terrible can pumpkin and grow your own!