10/05/2010

Completed Punkin Pie

I promised I would show you guys a picture of the pumpkin pie I made. You may be wondering why I keep calling it Punkin Pie... I called it that as a kid and all the way until the day she died that's what Gram called it too. So here is the picture of my finished Punkin Pie.
 The top puffed up a little bit in the oven and I sent a million video messages to my mom asking her if things were right lol, but Mom kept telling me everything was right. I think I might have left it in a little longer than needed after it puffed up because there was some loose bits where it had puffed up. I took that off and the rest was soft and perfect. It tasted just like Gram's always did.
In honor of this month and what it means to me, I would like to share the recipe with you guys. Gram didn't keep any of her recipes secret, so I'm sure she would have no problems with me passing this along to my wonderful readers.
You'll need:
1) Just a regular pie crust (Gram rarely used Graham Cracker crust)
2) One can of 100% pumpkin (I used Libby's 100% Pumpkin, not Pumpkin Puree)
3) One can of sweetened condensed milk
4) A capful of vanilla extract or imitation vanilla flavor (And I literally mean take the cap off your vanilla and use it as your measuring instrument)
5) 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (Update, it actually takes 1 tsp of Cinnamon)
6) About 1/4 tsp Ginger
7) 1/8 tsp Cloves
8) 2 eggs
Because I used a store bought pie crust instead of making my own, I put it in a 9 in. pie pan and put it in the oven at 350 for about 5-10 minutes. You don't want to make it golden brown or it will get really dark and crunchy after baking the pie. You'll know it's finished by the feel of it. Take it out let it cool then touch the inside. It should be soft but not mushy.
Next combine the rest of your ingredients in a mixing bowl until well blended. Pour into your pie crust and bake at 350. I don't remember how long it was in the oven because I was making the rest of supper while it was baking, but you will know it's done after it has puffed up and is no longer jiggly. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Wonderful technical terms right lol. Well, that's it. That's Gram's perfect recipe! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do!

4 comments:

crowsanddragonlings said...

Thanks for the recipe! 'no longer jiggly' lol! Simple but delicious, will have to try it today.

The Frog Queen said...

Thank you so much!!! Really glad you posted the recipe. I was hoping you would. I am definately going to give this a try.

Cheers!

Jon said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I love pumpkin pie and I love sharing recipes, so this is a perfect post for me!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

it looks so good... I think I am going to have to make one of those myself.... I love a good piece of punkin pie....