Saturday, June 30, 2012

Traditional Pumpkin Pie - Especially for Anna - Also can be used to make Sweet Potato Pie


    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    2 large eggs (or equal amount of egg substitute)
    15 oz (450 ml) canned pumpkin or 2 cups mashed/pureed sweet potato
    1 can (12 oz/375ml) Evaporated Milk (NOT condensed milk) or use a Milk Substitute (Soy, Oat, etc.)
    1 unbaked 9-inch (23cm/4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell **
    Whipped cream or non-dairy whipped topping (optional)

Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and   sugar-spice mixture.  Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
Pour into pie shell.
Bake in preheated 425° F/ 220° C oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F/ 175° C.  Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near centre comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours.
Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream/Non-Dairy whipped topping before serving.

** I normally pre-bake the crust for about 10 minutes, then cool on a rack, before adding pumpkin mixture.  This ensures that the crust will not be soggy.
K (D) or pareve if milk substitute is used

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