Saturday, October 11, 2014

Anna Sultana’s Pumpkin Pie

It’s looking like it will be a very nice Thanksgiving weekend here in Winnipeg.
We enjoyed seeing the full moon this past week.
The tomatoes and flowers in our garden are doing well.

I love smelling the alyssums.
Our dog, Popcorn, always rolled himself in the tiny white flowers until he smelled like a barking, walking alyssum himself.
The scent of the flowers reminds me of him, and of our other dogs.
We’re so grateful we had them in our lives for the time they shared with us.

I just got an email for a pumpkin pie recipe.
Seems it was in a safe place, but it had been a while since it was last used.
No Problem.
I have Ma’s nice easy recipe.

Pumpkin is suddenly THE flavour of the year, never mind the holiday season.
Sometimes a recipe, especially the new pumpkin drinks, calls for a spice blend.

If your pie crust recipe is also in a safe place here’s a recipe for a crust that doesn’t even need a rolling pin.
Just place the ingredients in the pie plate, stir, press and bake!

                        Pumpkin Pie

For 2 pies
Have on hand two 9-inch pans

Place the oven rack in the middle of the oven.

Pastry for 2-crust pie 
Line each pan with half of pastry
(or use the above pie crust recipe in each of the pans)

Place in a large bowl 
4 large eggs
Beat lightly.
1 large can pumpkin (796 ml / about 3 1/2 Cups)
2 Cups brown sugar, packed
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 teaspoon ginger
3/4 teaspoon salt
Stir until well blended.
Stir in
1 1/2 Cups evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 425º           

Pour half of the pumpkin filling in each of the pie shells.
Place in the oven.
Bake at 425º 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350º and bake another 40 minutes.
A knife inserted in the centre of the pie should come out clean.

Cool and serve with whipped cream.
Sprinkle with nutmeg (optional).

Want something a little different?
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are easy to make and they pack well for lunch.

Here's How Ma prepared turkey, for the full Maltese holiday experience!!

Happy Holidays!!

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