Hello, everyone. I have two recipes for you today. Both pumpkin.
Both Pumpkin Pie, even! This Creamy Pumpkin Pie recipe was given to me by my dear friend Julie. It was given to her, by her lovely mother in law…also named Julie.
Wow. There are a lot of nice ladies around named Julie.
And let me tell you. You won’t find a nicer Julie walking the planet, than these two good lookin’ ladies. (If your name is also Julie….pardon me. I’m sure you are very lovely as well.)
I found this Creamy Pumpkin Pie recipe (from Julie and Julie) to be fabulously tasty. It’s a bit sweeter than the regular pumpkin pie, and has a creamier texture as well. Half of my family preferred it to the Classic Pumpkin Pie that we usually have for Thanksgiving dinner each year.
However, since the Classic Pumpkin Pie (from none other than Libby herself) is still so scrumptious and heavenly and classic after all, I have added this recipe for you as well. (pardon the long sentence there!)
If you are dying to make your own pie crust. Well, then. You should!
I have been dying to make my own pie crust, as well.
I did. Several times in fact.
I have come to this realization.
Homemade Pie Crust and I aren’t really that good of friends. The mixing, and rolling go pretty well….but trying to get that blasted crust into the pie plate without it ripping, and tearing, and especially without me blessing it with a few choice words…..well. It hasn’t happened yet.
I am not giving up, however! When Homemade Pie Crust and I are speaking to each other again, you’ll be the first to know. Trust me. I would love nothing more than to post a beautifully documented Homemade Pie Crust Tutorial, just for you. (and for me….if you have any tips for me, please leave them!)
There is a Pie Crust recipe already on this site. (Given to me from none other than Julie and Julie.) I made some wonderful Lemon Cream Cheese Tarts out of it last Spring. (Getting the crust into a 9 inch pie plate is not required….) The crust has a really great taste! You can access the recipe here.
And now for a little Pumpkin Pie. There are also some short, easy directions for making these little leaf decorations, at the end of the post. Enjoy!
Creamy Pumpkin Pie
Yield: One 9 inch pie
Time: 10 min. prep (if using purchased crust) + 60 min. baking
Recipe from Julie Thomson and Julie Thomson 🙂
1 9 in. unbaked pastry crust
1 C sugar
1 rounded T flour
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
2 eggs yolks
1 15 oz can pumpkin
1 C milk
1 t vanilla
2 T melted butter
2 egg whites
1. Mix all ingredients, but the egg whites together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
2. Whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Then fold in them into the pumpkin batter.
3. Pour the filling into your unbaked pastry shell.
4. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 350 and bake for 45-60 minutes. Just keep watching it carefully, now. You don’t want the crust to burn, but you DO want the filling to get all cooked. Stick a toothpick into the center…when it comes out clean you are good to go.
5. Cool on a wire rack.
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Yield: Two 9 inch Pies
Time: 10 min. prep (with store purchased crust) + 60 minutes baking
Recipe from Libby’s Pumpkin
2 9 inch unbaked pastry crusts
1 1/2 C sugar
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/2 t cloves
1 29 oz can Libby’s Pumpkin
2 12 oz cans evaporated milk
1. Mix sugar, cinnamon, ginger and coves in a small bowl.
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat your eggs.
3. Stir the pumpkin into the eggs.
4. Add the sugar/spice mixture to the pumpkin.
5. Gradually stir in the evaporated milk.
6. Pour the whole concoction into the unbaked pie crusts.
7. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Turn that baby down to 350 and bake for 40-50 more minutes, or until a toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean.
8. Cool on a wire rack.
To make these little leaf decorations, simply cut the leaf shapes into the crust with a sharp knife, or cookie cutter. Remove the excess crust from around the leaf shapes.
Move them carefully onto a cookie sheet and bake at 425 for 5-7 minutes. Watch them closely, they tend to burn easily. Let them cool on a wire rack, and then place on your pie. Have fun!