Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pie Week Day 4: Pumpkin Pie

Do you like pumpkin pie?  If not it is probably because you have eaten a lot of bad pumpkin pie.  There are a lot of bad pumpkin pies out there.  

Since we all know that you are going to have a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving it might as well be a good one. 

The recipe I  like the best (I stole from my sister) is from Libby’s Pumpkin with a few alterations.  I like to add sweet potato.  For some reason it makes the pie so much more pumpkiny.  (Yes I just made that word up)

Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie (modified slightly)*

In small bowl stir together:
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves

In large bowl beat
2 large eggs

then add
15 oz. pumpkin
1 cup sweet potato (fresh or from a can), smashed up*
12 fl. oz Evaporated Milk
sugar and spice from small bowl

Pour into unbaked pie shell.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425. Then reduce heat to 350F continue baking  40 –50 minutes until knife comes out clean. Cool completely. Best served cold with whipping cream.

*The sweet potato addition to Libby’s famous pie recipe makes a good thing better. Somehow it makes the pie taste more pleasantly pumpkin.