pumpkin pie

What would Thanksgiving be without pumpkin pie? For the ones folks who LOVE this traditional dessert, we can?T imagine the holiday without the sweet, aromatic filling and flakey crust of pumpkin pie, so ideal with espresso after the Thanksgiving dinner party.

The way of life began with the English settlers in Plymouth who delivered their pie-making subculture to America. The pumpkin, which changed into a brand new meals for the pilgrims, changed into soon included into the scrumptious pie shape and gastronomical history become made. It did take a few centuries for pumpkin pie to conform to what we now are all acquainted with.

I love to shop for sugar pumpkins and roast them, in preference to the use of canned pumpkin. It?S pretty clean, and I typically prepare it the day before.

All you do is cut the pumpkins in half of, cast off the seeds and stem and region cut-side up on a baking sheet. Bake till pumpkin flesh is gentle, let cool. It?S clean to peel off the skin as soon as cooled and then puree the pumpkin in a meals processor.

A little water may be needed to smooth the consistency. Here’s my basic recipe which also includes freshly grated ginger and nutmeg. Happy Thanksgiving!

Homemade Pumpkin Pie


1 sugar pumpkin, baked, peeled and then pur?Ed

1 (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk

2 big eggs

1 teaspoon floor cinnamon

half of teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 (nine inch) unbaked pie crust


1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.

2.  Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Ciao! Fabiana

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