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Classic Pumpkin Pie

November 26, 2016

 

This week, I realized to my dismay that I still hadn’t carved my pumpkins for Halloween. Not wanting to be late to the party, nor so early to the next, I decided to turn my pumpkins into the next best thing. Good ol' pumpkin pie.

 

This pumpkin pie isn’t anything extreme but boy it sure is a great tasting pie. Light, silky smooth, and full of flavor is the best way I can describe it! If you don’t want to use fresh pumpkin you sure can swap out for the canned variety as well.

 

So give this pie a try!

 

Pumpkin Pie

“The perfectly necessary and always delicious dessert to end Thanksgiving dinner or any meal for that matter.”

 

Prep Time: 30 minutes                                            Total Time: 1 hour                                                 Servings: 12 slices   

 

Ingredients                 ​

  • 1 3/4 cups  fresh pumpkin                

  • Water, as needed                               

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar                

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger              

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon       

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk                        

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream                         

  • 1 par-baked pie crust              

 

Directions

 

1. Cut your pumpkin in half, then clean out the seeds and stringy innards.

2. Roast at 425°F until completely soft. 

3. Scoop out the flesh and puree until smooth. Add water until pumpkin begins to blend.

4. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the dry ingredients.

5.  Beat together the eggs, milk, and cream. Add to the pumpkin puree. Stir to combined. 

6. Fill a par-baked pie crust and bake at 300°F for 45 minutes or until it no longer jiggles.

7. Allow pie to cool completely before slicing and serving. 

 

Notes

  *Substitute carrots for pumpkin to get an exciting twist!

  *Using fresh pumpkin will result in a lighter shade of the classically orange pie. 

Nutrition Information                                    %Daily Value       

  Serving Size: 1 Serving                                                                                                         *Based on a 2000 calorie diet 

Calories: 153                                       Added Sugars: 12g               Vitamin A                                                           42%

Total Fat:                                                                              9g               Vitamin B6                                                          4%

    Saturated Fat:                                                                5g               Vitamin B12                                                         8%

Cholesterol:                                                                   56mg               Vitamin C                                                            2%

Sodium:                                                                          180mg                Vitamin D                                                           4%

Potassium:                                                                    128mg                Iron                                                                        9%

Total Carbohydrates:                                                     17g               Calcium                                                                 5%

    Dietary Fiber:                                                                1g               Riboflavin                                                              9%

Protein:                                                                            2g                Folate                                                                     2%

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