Homemade Fresh Pumpkin Pie This recipe is made from fresh pumpkin, not canned. Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Happy Thanksgiving.

prep: 20 mins cook: 40 mins total: 60 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 1 pie

Ingredients

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 ½ tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups mashed, cooked pumpkin
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

    Step 2

    Prepare pie crust by mixing together the flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour; add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time (you may need only 3 tablespoons, or up to 4 tablespoons). Mix dough and repeat until dough is moist enough to hold together.

    Step 3

    With lightly floured, hands shape dough into a ball. On a lightly floured board roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness. With a sharp knife, cut dough 1 1/2 inch larger than the upside-down 8- to 9-inch pie pan. Gently roll the dough around the rolling pin and transfer it right-side up onto the pie pan. Unroll, easing dough into the bottom of the pie pan.

    Step 4

    In a large bowl, beat pumpkin with evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt with an electric mixer or immersion blender. Mix well. Pour into a prepared crust. Bake 40 minutes or until when a knife is inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean.

Cook's Notes:

If your pumpkin is large enough, you may double this recipe to make two pies.

Tips

To prepare the mashed pumpkin: Use 1 1/2 pounds of skin-on, raw pumpkin to yield 2 cups of mashed. Halve pumpkin and scoop out seeds and stringy portions. Cut pumpkin into chunks. In saucepan over medium heat, in 1 inch of boiling water, heat the pumpkin to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and remove the peel. Return pumpkin to the saucepan and mash with a potato masher or use a food mill.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 363 calories; protein 7.4g; carbohydrates 44.3g; fat 18g; cholesterol 60.2mg; sodium 365.3mg.

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