Pumpkin Pie Recipe
Pumpkin pie, how can you enjoy a turkey supper without pumpkin pie for desert? Now, you can make a great argument for sweet potato pie, which I do enjoy, but pumpkin is the pie that I grew up with and for that reason remains my favourite when it comes to Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Tradition is important and food is a pleasurable means of keeping traditions alive. Sitting down with family and friends can connect us with our past and prepare us for our future. A pie can tell a tale that travels all the way back through several generations.
Pumpkin Nutrition Facts(1 cup cooked, boiled, drained, without salt)
Calories 49Protein 2 grams Carbohydrate 12 grams Dietary Fiber 3 grams Calcium 37 mg Iron 1.4 mg Magnesium 22 mg Potassium 564 mg
Zinc 1 mgSelenium .50 mg Vitamin C 12 mg Niacin 1 mg Folate 21 mcg Vitamin A 2650 IU Vitamin E 3 mg
This recipe is from ED Smith and I have to admit while I may bake apple, blueberry and sweet potato pie from scratch, I find that this prepared filling does a great job and is much less work.
Saving time does not have to mean reducing great taste.
INGREDIENTS:2 eggs 1/2 can (28 oz/796 mL) E.D.SMITH® PURE PUMPKIN 1 cup (250 mL) packed brown sugar 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground ginger 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt 3/4 cup (175 mL) evaporated milk 1 (9-inch/23 cm) unbaked home-made or frozen deep dish pie shell PREPARATION:
1. Beat eggs lightly in medium bowl.
Add E.D.SMITH® PURE PUMPKIN, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt - stir until well combined. Blend in milk.
Pour filling in pie shell.
Bake at 425ºF (220ºC) 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF (180ºC) and continue baking 30-35 minutes longer or until knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool.2. Prep Time: 35 minutes, Cooking Time: 45 to 50 minutes, Yield: 1 pie
You do not have to wait for that special event to enjoy pumpkin pie. We sometimes have it for a Saturday morning pre-breakfast treat. A great cup of coffee and a slice of pie is a great way to start the day.
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