Pumpkin Pie from REAL pumpkin!

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Last post, I talked about a recipe for a Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake. At the request of my boyfriend, and several other people, here is a recipe for pumpkin pie from REAL PUMPKIN. You know, the good ol’fashioned way. BEFORE Libby canned it and made everyone lazy =P

 

Ingredients:

1 sugar pumpkin
1 9 inch single pie crust
2 eggs
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

 

Cut pumpkin in half and remove seeds. Place cut side down on a cookie sheet lined with lightly oiled aluminum foil. Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the flesh is tender when poked with a fork. Cool until just warm. Scrape the pumpkin flesh from the peel. Either mash, or puree in small batches in a blender. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F.

In a large bowl, slightly beat eggs.  Add brown sugar, flour, salt, 2 cups of the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and evaporated milk.  Stir well after each addition. Pour mixture into the unbaked pastry shell.  Place a strip of aluminum foil around the edge of the crust to prevent over browning.

Bake 10 minutes at 450 degrees F, then reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F.  Bake an additional 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.   Remove the strip of foil about 20 minutes before the pie is done so that the edge of the crust will be a light golden brown.  Cool pie, and refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

 

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About Samii

Born in Phoenix, AZ, raised in a tiny farm town 20 miles south of Fresno, CA called Caruthers. Spent a year in Los Angeles to 'find myself'. Ended up back in Fresno going to the Institute of Technology to be a baking and pastry specialist. Now a resident of Tehachapi, I'm a stay-at-home mommy!

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