Your Life & Mine: Pumpkin Pie!


I can’t say that pumpkin is my favorite kind of pie, but it’s up there in the top 5 — maybe after cherry, blueberry, raspberry, and apple. Of course, for Thanksgiving and Christmas I absolutely adore it. Years ago I found a great recipe in one of those lovely community cookbooks that includes all the “Grandma” recipes. This one is for a pumpkin pie made from an actual pie pumpkin. You know the kind — small and cute.

I’ve updated the recipe to simplify matters, and it’s really very easy if you have a blender.

Pumpkin Pie From Fresh Pumpkin

Halve a small pie pumpkin and scrape out the seeds. Bake cut side down at 350 degrees F. until the pumpkin skin easily slips off (about 1/2 hour).

Into your blender, place the following ingredients in the order they are given :

1 & 3/4 cup pumpkin, packed down well in the measuring cup
1 & 1/2 cup (a 12-ounce can) of evaporated milk (NOT condensed sweetened milk)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 & 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (or a mix to taste of cinnamon, grnd cloves, nutmeg, allspice — mostly cinnamon)
2 eggs

Blend in blender at liquefy setting until completely blended. Pour into 2 — 8 inch unbaked pie shells.

Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 minutes and then at 350 degrees F. for about 45 minutes or until the point of a butter knife comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the pie. Serve with whipped cream!

What is your favorite kind of pie?

Happy Eating!!

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4 Responses to Your Life & Mine: Pumpkin Pie!

  1. Mary Cahill says:

    Fresh pumpkin pie has a flavor all its own….delicious!! Only made it once though….way too much work….

  2. Sue Harrison says:

    I would hate to have to do the fresh pumpkin version the old fashioned way — without my blender!! Happy Thanksgiving, Dear Friend!!

  3. Cathie Chenoweth says:

    I love pumpkin pie, too, but I have to say either berry (any kind) or rhubarb takes the top spot. 😁. Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for the tried-and-true recipe! 🍁🦃🍂

  4. Sue Harrison says:

    Remember we have all that rhubarb each summer in Clifford’s patch, Cathie! Just come on over and pull it when you want some!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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