pumpkin pie pudding

It tastes just like pumpkin pie. So much so that it's almost too rich for me. But good for a treat.

1 small pumpkin or one can of pumpkin
1/2 cup raw almonds, soaked
4-6 dates
pumpkin pie spice (cinnamon, nutmet, ginger, clove)

To cook the pumpkin (if not using canned), cut it in half, scrape the seeds and stringy stuff out, put upside down in a pan with about 1/2 inch water, cook for an hour at 375 or so.
Soaking or boiling the almonds briefly (blanching) makes their skins come off easily and they taste sweeter without the skins.
Remove the pits from the dates.
Blend everything in a blender.