Every year, for the past 4 years I have been making my pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I was always at school for Thanksgiving, so I also started making it for Christmas because my family loves my home made baked goods. Well it is still a hit and people are loving it so I thought I would share my recipe, in case you are looking for one. Did I mention I don’t cook well, so it is super easy!
Side story: when I was at school my room mate, who is also my best friend, and I used to make a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. But since neither of us liked cooking we would only make the pie nothing else. Turkey – nahh. Potatoes – don’t really like them. Who needs carrots when we have pumpkin. Anyways we would essentially split it in half and within the course of a few days eat it all. I miss her, and that tradition.
Anyways, the recipe.
Combine the following ingredients in one bowl:
– 15 oz pumpkin
– 3 large eggs
– 1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
– 1 tsp. cinnamon
– 1/2 tsp. ginger
– 1/8 tsp. cloves
– 1/4 tsp. salt
Mix and place in 9″ pie crust.
Bake at 375 for 50-60 minutes.
But here is how I do it. Buy a massive can of pumpkin, about 1 L, because Ma says its ‘cheaper’ – so guess about half a can and dump it in hoping it won’t be too pumpkiny. But don’t worry about it because it is called PUMPKIN pie. Add the eggs, heavy cream and a few too many dashes of cinnamon. After searching for 10 mins remembering we don’t have cloves or ginger, and didn’t last year either. Throw in some pumpkin pie spice and a few sprinkes of salt and call it a pie. Throw it in the over for 50 minutes and pray for the best.
Try not to burn it.
If you’re really fancy you could even grow your own pumpkin, too. Oh and this year I used a store bought pie crust, graham cracker, but we usually just smash up some graham crackers and mix with butter for the crust. Whatever works for ya!
I also usually make whipped cream for it as well. So just whip the left over cream you have from the pie and add a little vanilla to it – amazing. I also didn’t do that this year. It appears I am really slacking in my old age.
As you can see the pie wasn’t exact and still turned out amazing. I Love it. It is not too sweet but really creamy. Try it, really, you will love it!
Note: the original recipe is from a website, but I don’t know which one because I got it a few years ago. Likely allrecipes.com or the first recipe that pops up on Google. Just thought I would mention that incase you think I stole your recipe, I didn’t. Remember I don’t cook well.