Saturday, November 18, 2017

Pie Chart Economy

Pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving just isn't the same in my house without pumpkin pie.
If the same is true for you, don't buy one this year.  Try making one.
They are easy to make and you can save about 50% by making it yourself.

Pumpkin Pie:

1 pie crust, make your own or buy one.   You need a deep one.
2 eggs.         1 can of pumpkin.         3/4 cup brown sugar.         1/ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon.           1 tsp nutmeg.         1/2 tsp ginger.           1/4 tsp cloves
12 ounces evaporated milk

Blend all ingredients well.  Pour into the crust and put into a preheated 425 degree oven.  Bake for 15 minutes then LOWER the temp to 350 and bake an additional 45 minutes.  When you can insert a knife into the center of the pie and it comes out clean the pie is done.

If you don't have pumpkin, substitute mashed winter squash, sweet potatoes, or carrots.  The spices will make it taste the way you want it to taste.

1 comment:

  1. We've never tried brown sugar. What an excellent idea! I'll share that with my daughter, Amy, who makes all the pumpkin pies.
    Thanks for the idea!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage