Recipe by internetnut
This recipe is made from fresh pumpkins, not canned. This recipe is from Randy Scott. I found it on All Recipes.com. This recipe was my first time making a from scratch pumpkin pie. I read somewhere if you made a from scratch pumpkin pie you'd never use canned pumpkin again so I tried it. While this was a yummy pumpkin pie I didn't think it was any better then using canned pumpkin. I actually thought it was more work. Instead of boiling my pumpkin I baked it in the oven.
- 2 cups fresh pumpkin, cooked and mashed (not carving pumpkins for halloween)
- 12 ounces evaporated milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 2⁄3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup cold water
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Halve poumpkin and scoop out seeds and stringy portions. Cut pumpkin into chunks. In saucepan over medium heat, in 1-inch of boiling water heat the pumpkin to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, cool and remove the peel.
- Return pumpkin to the saucepan and mash with a potato masher. Drain well.
- Prepare crusts by mixing together bthe flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour, add 1 tablespoon water to mixture at a time. Mix dough and repeat until dough is moist enough to hold together.
- With lightly floured hands shape dough into a ball. On a lightly floured board roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness. With a sharp knife, cut dough 1 1/2-inch larger than the upside down 8-9-inch pie pan. Gently roll the dough around the rolling pin and transfer it right side up on to the pie pan.
- In a large bowl with mixer speed on medium, beat pumpkin with evaporated milk, eggs, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. Mix well. Pour into a prepared crust. Bake 40 minutes or until when a knife is inserted 1-inch from the edge comes out clean.