Homemade Pumpkin Pie



Inspired by http://www.pickyourown.org/pumpkinpie.php and http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/suzannes_old_fashioned_pumpkin_pie/

  • 2 cups of pumpkin pulp pure from a pumpkin or from canned pumpkin pure
  • 12 oz. of evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons of “pumpkin pie spice” fromĀ The Spice House
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs plus the yolk of a third egg
  • 1 good crust (2 cup sized crusts are nice, you get more pies)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350
  2. Cook the crusts at 350 for 5-10 minutes, until they are just starting to dry
  3. Turn the oven up to 425
  4. Put all of the above ingredients into a high-powered blender (blendtec or vitamix)(you’ll get about 5 cups of filling)
  5. Wrap the edges of the crusts with aluminum?foil to prevent them from getting burnt
  6. Pour the pie filling into the pie crusts
  7. Cook at 425 for 15 minutes
  8. Cook at 350 for 40-50 minutes then more until a metal knife inserted in the middle of the pie comes out clean (usually another 20 minutes)
  9. Let em cool

Heavy whipping cream plus a little maple syrup is easy to whip up into a good topping.


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