For all of you bloggers out there, let me ask a question. Have you ever written an entire post, finished putting in the photos and hit preview only to have your computer freeze and lock up…. causing you to restart it and loose everything that you and typed? I imagine that some of you can feel my pain! That’s exactly what happened with this post for pumpkin pie post tonight. I am trying to update an old (and ugly) pumpkin pie post on the blog, write out a great post and BAM, my computer obviously hated it and decided to eliminate it along with my patience. I have to be at the gym at 5:30 in the morning and I’ve just added more work into tonight’s schedule. lol
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.
So I made pie; I made homemade pumpkin pie for my BigBear. He loves pumpkin pie and I was excited to make one for him. Heck I had been cooking for a few years now (yeah I didn’t start cooking until I got married), so I knew I could make a pie. How hard could it be?
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?
I’m linking this pumpkin recipe to HAPPY PUMPKIN POST
I’m linking this pumpkin recipe to It’s a Blog Party: Fall Fest 2011-Week 2 Recipes
I’m linking this pumpkin recipe to Confessions of a SAHM: Pumpkin Addicts Anonymous Link Party!
I’m linking this pumpkin recipe to Eat at Home: Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin, Pumpkin and More Pumpkin!
I’m linking this pumpkin recipe to It’s A Blog Party: FallOWeen 2011 – Pumpkins