Tuesday, October 20, 2009

God, Where Has This Pie Been all my Life?

I'm not kinding, this is the best pumpkin pie that I've ever had. It could do with less sugar but it is awesome! I made the filling and the crust. I'm so proud of myself. Here's how I did it.
This is made with REAL fresh cooked pumpkin. It was easy.
Cut your sugar pie pumpkin in half, cut stem off and gut it. Place in a microwave dish with a few inches of water. Place in mircowave on high for 15 minutes and then additional 5 minute incements after, if needed.
Meanwhile, cut up 1 and 1/2 sticks of butter and combine with 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening, 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 cups flour in a bowl of food processor until it resembles cornmeal then add 3 tablespoons of iced water until it forms a dough. Place it in the fridge for at least an hour. (Credit for this crust goes to Jenna Woginrich, girl you're a saint.)
Now that your pumpkin's cooked, scoop out meat with ice cream scooper and mash it. Measure out 1 and 1/2 cup pumpkin. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, 1 and 2/3 cup sweeten condensed milk and 2 eggs. Mix until smooth.
Roll your pie crust out and put it in the pie dish (easier said then done). Put filling into the unbaked pie crust and bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes then at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.
I found this recipe on a stick on my pie pumpkin. Like I said, needs less sugar. Probably 1/2 cup instead of 1 cup.
After a troublesome week, whatever supreme being there is made up to me, and I dug in to pie and hot cocoa.


bookjunky said...

Pumpkin pie is my favorite kind of all, I think. Although I would never turn up my nose at any kind of pie.

Conny said...

Perfect! I'm glad YOU tried it first, as I've been chicken. If I can get my hands on some pie pumpkins, I may just jump into the fray and try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

There was a time in my adult life I made a lot of pies - cutting butter (by hand) into flour is good therapy. Bringing the resulting pie to a good neighbor is a good thing too.

Judy said...

Looks delicious. I always make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. I usually use the canned pumpkin but,maybe this year I'll give the uncanned pumpkin a try.

Rachel B. said...

I found my pie pumpkin in Walmart, it was an in state pumpkin. The seeds also roasted up nicely. I'm not a bug fan of pumpkin seeds but those were good! I'm going to stop at Trauger's to see if I can find a good local pie pimpkin to cook, puree, and freeze.
By the way, I used the food processor for the crust. Hehe.

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