Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Recipe Time - Pumpkin Pie!

Mmm, I love Thanksgiving! Turkey dinner with the family, and most importantly - pie! Usually my mommy makes homemade pumpkin pie every year, but this year I had to make it myself since she cheaped out, haha! It was really simple and easy and delicious! I'm so stoked, since I am cookingly impaired and everything I make in the kitchen usually turns out disastrous.
You will need....
1 can (398mL) pureed pumpkin
1 can (300mL) sweetened condensed milk (NOT evaporated!)
2 eggs
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp each: ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt
a 9-inch unbaked deep dish frozen pie shell

Whisk together pumpkin, milk, eggs, brown sugar and spices. Pour into unbaked pasty shell. Bake in preheated 425 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees, and bake an additional 35 to 40 minutes, or until knife inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool, garnish & serve!

Whipped Cream! (Can't forget that, geeez.)
Before you start baking your pie, put a glass bowl and beating device (in my case, metal thingers for my electric beater) in the freezer. Then, when the pie is cooling, take out the bowl/beaters and start beating 250mL of whipping cream on low. While you're beating, add about a capful of vanilla extract, and a tablespoon full of sugar. Continue beating until your whipped cream forms little peaks when you pull the beaters out. Make sure you've turned the beater off first before you lift it up though! Refrigerate until your pie is cool and then chow down, baybee!

Happy thanksgiving everyone! ♥

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