10.25.2010

Recipe: Pumpkin-licious.

It's the end of October, and Halloween is almost here, but really, this means one thing to me: Pumpkin Pie Season is upon us!! It's been a tradition in my family for years to make pumpkin pie around this season. The "season" starts a little before Halloween and goes till roughly after Thanksgiving. I loved it because we never really celebrated Thanksgiving (in the huge, all the family comes over, five hundred things to eat that took all day to make sense) at my house. So, a lot of my friends got to have a huge Thanksgiving dinner, but guess what? I got to have pumpkin pie every day for a month! Ha!


The recipe's fairly easy, since my mom wanted my brother and me to be able to help out as much as possible, and she was literally making them twice a week for a month. Also, I was never a fan of store bought pumpkin pie because it's just way too sweet for my taste, so these were perfect.

Ingredients:
1 graham cracker crust in a 9x9 pie tin (I always just buy mine.)
24 oz pureed pumpkin (Mom pureed them, I buy it in cans)
14 fl. oz. sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4-5 tbsp pumpkin spice (ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.)

Recipe:
1. Preheat oven to 425˚F and allow crusts to bake a little. During preheating generally seems to be the perfect amount of time.
2. Mix pumpkin, eggs, and milk together in a large bowl.
3. Add spices to mix (you can always add more or less to taste).
4. Take out crusts, pour in batter, and bake at 350˚F for 30-40 minutes or till baked as per the knife test.
5. Let cool. Top with copious amounts of whip cream and devour!

Also, thanks for all the feedback on the outfit post! I'm not thinking that will be a regular feature, since my "outfits" generally consist of some combo of jeans, a t-shirt, and a cardigan, but I might occasionally try to dress up now and do them, since I think posting them makes me accountable for what I wear, haha.

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4 comments:

  1. I need to try your version of pumpkin pie sometime, though I admit that I like the sweetness of the store bought kind...

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  2. Hey girl, thanks for your comment. I will definitely have to stock up on hot tea and break out my old Disney movies this week ;]

    Take care
    xx

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  3. Amy, we should make it sometime!

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  4. I was going to post my pumpkin pie recipe too! haha. I've been meaning to try it from scratch .. making the pâte brisée short crust pastry, then cooking down a whole small pie pumpkin...

    I agree with you on the comment that store bought stuff is wayyy too sweet, wish i were there to eat some too!

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