Homemade Pumpkin Pie from scratch is easier than it sounds!
Like I was saying before my computer went all crazy and deleted everything, my first pumpkin pie that I served was from a box. Yep, a frozen (thawed and baked) pie from a box use to grace my Thanksgiving day table. (Not that there is anything wrong with those, I just needed more!) Then after I had been married for a few years I decided to make a pie instead of buying one. I made one from canned pumpkin pie filling.... I'm pretty sure that it was just pumpkin pie filling poured into a crust.
But then, I moved on up to Homemade (from real pumpkins) Pumpkin Pie. Back in 2010 I broke tradition...I didn't crave pumpkins. I was crushed. But we literally didn't have time. I regretted it big time and didn't want to just toss the beautiful pumpkins that we had bought.
Well my first attempt was a flop. I made the pie, took it out of the oven, sliced into it, tasted it.... and it was awful! Ok, maybe this pie was going to take a little more work..but what had I done wrong? I tried again the next night. I added more spice and I pureed the pumpkin "meat". Yes, I made my own pumpkin puree from our pumpkins. The second attempt was a success! The pie was fantastic. Perfect texture and perfect flavor! I was so excited! Big Bear loved it and I loved it!
So this pumpkin pie became tradition. Every year I made Pumpkin Pie with my homemade pumpkin puree. I also make my homemade pumpkin puree from large "Jack O' Lantern" pumpkins and I KNOW you're suppose to use pie pumpkins but I do not. I use large pumpkins because I can get more puree :)
So, do you make pumpkin pie? How do you make yours?
*This recipe was original posted on November 17, 2010* Updated on November 14, 2013 with new photos and text*
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