Nov 25, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

I love Thanksgiving, love the smells, the sights, the sounds. I thoroughly enjoy every part of it. This year it's just our family and my Mom and her husband, nice and quiet. However, my husband so rudely informed me not to make a boat load of food. Seriously??!! It's THANKSGIVING! It's all about having a ton of food and getting so stuffed it's hard to breathe:) So far I plan on making the turkey, potatoes and stuffing (thanks Donna!). Buuuuut, I found a really yummy recipe for a sweet potato casserole, and cranberry sauce, so I might attempt those too. Will anyone eat the casserole, probably not, but it's one of those things that needs to be on the table, right??!! This was my project for today (besides cleaning the house, finishing laundry and taking care of 7 children:): Pumpkin Pie!!! I stick with my good ole Martha Stewart recipe. It's so yummy and super easy!

Pumpkin Pie- Martha Stewart

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Crust- This crust I have always used, it came from an old cookbook.

1 1/5 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 shortening (I like to use lard)
1/2 tsp. salt
3-4 Tbl water

Mix flour, salt, cut in shortening until crumbly. Mix in water a Tbl at a time until right consistency.


1 Can solid pack pumpkin
3/4 C brown sugar
1 Tbl cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 large eggs
1 can evaporated milk

Roll out crust, place in pie plate, whisk pie ingredients together, place in pie plate over crust. Reduce temperature to 325 degrees, bake 50-60 minutes. Mine seems to take a little over an hour to make. Now, my crust is not the one she shows, so remember that in the directions:)

I pray that each of you has a wonderful, safe and blessed Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for, and I am also thankful to share my life with all my wonderful bloggy friends:)

Much love,


Wendy said...

I copied down your pumpkin pie recipe, it looks and sounds great! Thank you for sharing. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Wendy

heartnsoulcooking said...

What a BEAUTIFUL!!! pie. I like the cut-outs on top. Brown sugar in a pumpkin is DELICIOUS!!! and gives it a WONDERFUL!!! color.

Melissa Miller said...

Yummy! It looks so pretty too.

Happy Thanksgiving to you Cara! :)

{ L } said...

Looks so yummy and pretty...

Enjoy every minute! Happy Thanksgiving! :)