I had a Granny that always made good good food. But she would never give away the recipes. She claimed she always just added a little bit of this and a little bit of that and I’m sure she did but I’d always beg her to at least write down the ingredients she used! After quite a few years of begging I convinced her to give me her Pumpkin Pie recipe. For years while growing up I made this recipe for family gatherings and I’m still the person that is always asked to bring the dessert.
Here’s my little recipe card with my 12 year old self’s handwriting. Awww. I made this recipe this time using jars but this recipe also fits nicely into a pie plate for a traditional pie.
What you need:
- 1/3 c. brown sugar
- 1/3 c. white sugar (Or lose both the sugars and just add 2/3 c. turbinado sugar)
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. cream
- 1 c. pumpkin
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 1/2 t. cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- Butter Crust (Cut this recipe in half if you use jars)
Mmmm pumpkin. Like chocolate, but good for you. In a bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, and pumpkin.
Cream, meet Pumpkin. You are going to love her.
If you ever wondered what a pinch of salt was….. add in the salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Mix up the pie crust. I think it works best to do this with a fork.
Lightly grease your jars or pie plate.
Fill, but not too full.
Make a fancy shape or just a flattened circle from the pie crust dough. Put it on the top. Make sure the pie has a little room to breath, cut a few little slits.
Bake these beauties at 350F for about 30 minutes.
Yes if you fill them too full they will explode and make a lovely mess on the inside of your oven.
Do you ever make a recipe just because it’s so pretty and will make your house smell yummy? This is one of those….oh, plus it tastes awesome! Enjoy!
Up next, Pumpkin Muffins!