Monday, November 9, 2009

Pumpkin PIE!

Alright so, someone on y! wanted my pumpkin pie recipie ( from my gramma cause shes awesome) so I'm posting it up here cause its easy :0

PIE CRUST! (good enough to make 2 pies)

2/3 Cups(140 grams) - Shortning ( Or Lard/butter)
2 Cups - All Purpose Flour
1 - Teaspoon Salt
4 to 5 Tablespoons - Water

Cut shortning into flour and salt until particles are pea sized. Sprinkile in water, 1 table spoon at a time whilst beating with a fork. Continue to mix until all flour is moistened and pastry nearly clings to bowl.

Gather pastry into ball, cut in half, and save one half (for whatever your heart desires). Roll out pastry onto floured surface ( a flat one like a counter top or large cutting board). Roll it 2 inches larger than the over all size of your baking dish.

Fold pastry into fours (gently!) lift, and unfold into baking dish. Press firmly into baking dish. Make sure there is no air in the corners!


2 - Eggs
small or medium sized Pumpkin. (should equal up to about 2 cups when pumpkin is mashed.
2/3 Cups - Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
3/4 Teaspoon - Ground Cinnimon
1/4 Teaspoon - ground Ginger
1/8 Teaspoon - Ground Cloves
1 and 1/4 Cups - Evaporated milk.

Preheat your oven to about 350F ( abour 170-200C )

Cut about 2 pounds of pumpkin and peal. Clean seeds out. Cut into 1 inch square peices and add to boiling water. Cook until tender ( about 30 minuts) and drain. Mash pumpkin until no lumps remain.

Beat egs slightly and seperate from pumkin. Add into pumpkin as well as the rest of ingredients and stir until well mixed.

Bake the pie for 45 minutes or until insterted knife comes out clean.


You can also be a cheater and use a can of pumpkin pie filling. But thats only for cheaters! You can also Substitute the pumpkin for sweet potatos and make sweet potato pie if you're into that sort of thing.


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