Friday, November 29, 2013

Homemade Pumpkin Pie...

...I did it! I made a pumpkin pie from scratch! Well, not technically from scratch because I used two Pillsbury pie crusts. Close enough, ok? Surprisingly, it was REALLY easy! You can find the original recipe here.

First things first, we got out all the ingredients.
AR had to check out the spices. She was wondering what the heck allspice was!

1 cup sugar
1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
3 cups pumpkin puree
1.5 cans evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 deep dish pie crusts

After we had all the ingredients out, we put everything into a bowl and started mixing. AR was a bigger helper with this. Thank goodness these were only for my family!
Mix well using a hand blender or mixer.
Pour into pie crust (don't overfill like I did!)
Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn temperature down to 350 and bake for another 45-60 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.
Cool and gobble up deliciousness!

Well, I wasn't paying attention as I was scooping in the final little bite of pie filling into the crust and I overflowed the pan on the left-oops!
While we put the pies in to bake, I started putting things away and cleaning up. I looked over and saw my daughter literally licking the bowl...she is so my child.
Ta-da! The finished pie, oh and I made a pecan pie too. Just go ahead and call me Betty!

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