SWEET pumpkin pies!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by mstang67chic, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I FINALLY got a good recipe and made two more pumpkin pies. This time they turned out great!!! LOL

    If you want the recipe let me know. I have it typed up complete with directions on getting the pumpkin puree/pulp so all I have to do is email it. (That process is the same no matter what so you can use it in any recipe that calls for pumpkin pulp/puree)
     
  2. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Me please!!!!!!!!!!! I'm making some on Friday when easy child is finished school. It will be my first time from scratch! Thanks :)
     
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Well, I have never tried this and won't be doing it this year with difficult child gone. You are braver than me- I did consider making one once with the canned pumkin and I thought that was being adventurous. LOL!! I'm glad these turned out well! Maybe you can remember to post the recipe next Oct.- I would love it then!
     
  4. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    :bigsmile: Yay! Pass the whipped cream!
     
  5. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Home made pumpkin pie recipe

    To get the pumpkin pulp:

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    Start with a baking pumpkin. I used one from the store simply labeled as a pie pumpkin. These are smaller than carving pumpkins and not quite as orange. The ones I've used have been around 4 1/2 - 5 pounds and produce enough pulp for two pies so double the recipe if you want.

    Cut the top off the pumpkin and clean out the guts just as you would when carving a jack o'lantern. Making vertical cuts, slice the pumpkin into about 3 inch wide sections. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet (some recipes I've seen have said to do this peel up and some said peel down. I did peel down and it was fine) Bake in preheated oven for about an hour or until "meat" is soft. Remove skin (mine peeled right off with a slight bit of help from a knife slit at the edge between the skin and the pulp) and mix into puree using either a hand mixer or a food processor. (I used a mixer and cut the pieces up to make it easier.)

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

    (NOTE: This recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin per pie. The size of pumpkin I got gave me just enough for two pies but you may want to measure to be sure. Also, the following recipe is for ONE pie.)

    1 1/2 cups mashed pumpkin (puree...pulp...whatever you want to call it)
    1 1/2 cups milk (I used evaporated milk. 1 1/2 cups is equal to a 12 oz can)
    2 eggs
    2/3 cup brown sugar (I packed it)
    3/4 tsp. cinnamon
    1/2 tsp. ginger
    3/4 tsp. salt

    Mix spices with sugar, then add previously beaten eggs. Add pumpkin and milk, stir together and pour into unbaked 9 inch pie shell. To make baking easier, place unbaked pie(s) on a cookie sheet when baking.

    Bake at 425 for 10 minutes then at 350 for about a half hour or until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

    Cool, serve and refrigerate.

    My previous recipe had called for nutmeg also and as this one doesn't, I sprinkled a bit in when I mixed everything together. It wasn't much, probably not even 1/4 teaspoon. I just felt it needed a bit. I didn't use clove but you could do the same with that too if you wanted just don't go overboard on it.
     
  6. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks! I may try this next week!

    Sounds delicious!
     
  7. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    Wow, I thought it was more work than that! Perfect! I read the recipe and think I can actually do it lol.

    Can't wait to try this! Thanks :)
     
  8. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    It's not as hard as you would think, that's why I think I'll do this again. LOL The good thing though is that while the pumpkin slices are baking, you can do other stuff. For instance, the other night, I colored my hair for the first time with a home kit. LOL There are still a few greys here and there showing but I got most of the little buggers covered.

    If I get real industrious, I may make some pumpkin bread too. Not sure yet.
     
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