Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin pie

This is our fourth year hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house.  It also marks the fourth year of making our HOMEMADE pumpkin pie.  We use our pumpkin from Halloween and then puree it.  I have to say it is pretty fabulous!  We are baking it right now and it smells so good.  We also do the turkey, gravy, dressing and rolls.  Then everyone brings over a dish.  I will even pull out Weesie's (my grandma who passed in 2005) china, which makes it very special for me.  I am looking forward to starting our day off doing the Turkey Trot in the morning, going through the Black Friday ads and having family and friends over for dinner.  Oh and this will be our first time ever doing Black Friday shopping!!!!!!  Any tips!?  While all of this is wonderful, don't forget to give Thanks.  I am extrememly thankful for my family and friends, my health, for the oppurtunity to become a nurse, for a great pregnancy and a healthy little baby, and for a roof over my head and food in my fridge.  Above all, I am thankful for our loving, merciful, forgiving Lord.  "Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.Psalm 107:1  I hope you all have a very blessed day!  OK, now here is the recipe of pumpkin pie goodness.  :)

2 C pumpkin pulp puree
1 1/2 C heavy cream
1/2 C brown sugar
1/3 C sugar
1/2 t salt
2 eggs and yolk of 3rd
1 1/2 T pumpkin spice
2 pie crusts

Bake whole pumpkin or halved 350 degrees until tender. 

Preheat oven 425 degrees

Mix sugars, salt, spices.  Beat eggs and add.  Stir in puree.  Stir in cream.  Whisk until mixed.  Pour into shell.  Bake 15 mins, then reduce temp to 350.  Bake 40-50 mins.  Cool 2 hrs.

This is enough filling for 2 pies.  It really is easy! Oh and don't forget vanilla ice cream or Cool Whip. :)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!

2 comments:

Liz Hampton-Derivan Studio said...

Yummmm!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!love, mom

Hettie Brewner said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I love you! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!