Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Well, I am having surgery again.  This time on both ankles.  I'm getting hardware removed from the left ankle.  The right ankle put up a good fight, but it finally conked out, too.  Needless to say, I won't be able to blog for a while (I won't be able to stand for a while either!). So, I wanted to write about my favorite holiday, which happens to be tomorrow, Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is the last holiday (mostly) untouched by commercialism.  I love that it's an occasion to fellowship with family and friends, minus the pressure to buy the right gifts.  You just sit, eat and maybe watch some football (or a parade).  Being a person who loves to cook, loves to eat, and loves my family, I am all about Thanksgiving!

No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without pumpkin pie.  It's a classic for a reason.  It's sweet, spiced, creamy deliciousness!  Here's an easy recipe for this all-time favorite (BTW it makes 2 pies.  Don't worry, you'll eat them both!)


2 pie crusts (refrigerated or make your own)
1 (16 oz) can pure pumpkin (not the pie filling)
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (1 can) evaporated milk
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Place each pie crust into a pie pan and flute the edges (Just pinch between your fingers to make a decorative edge).

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients until well mixed.  Pour half of the filling into each of the prepared pie crusts.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.  Then, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 40 to 50 minutes or until set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely then chill in the fridge until dinner.

Serve it with whipped cream.  Easy to do!

Chill a bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes (this will help your cream whip up faster).  Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 3 TBS powdered sugar to the chilled bowl.  Whip with a whisk until thickened.  That's it!  Simple to do but so delicious!

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving day with those you love.  I know I will.  Please say a prayer for me so that I might recover quickly and get back to doing what I love, sharing delicious recipes with all of you!  Happy Thanksgiving!

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