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Old 09-16-2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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Question Pumpkin Pie?

Good (Almost) morning ladies and gents.

Well It's me again. The housewife who doesn't know how to cook.

OK. I'm wanting to try to make my husband Pumpkin pie from (almost) scratch. I bought graham cracker crust because honestly I tried to make a pie crust one time and it came out all wrong. So I figured I'll try that some other time and just stick with trying to get the pumpkin part right first.


OK..

I have 2 small pumpkins.

How hard is it to make pumpkin pie. can you post a recipe? I know I can search for one but I bet there's some 's on here with a better one handy.

Thanks and have a good Monday.


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Old 09-17-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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First, if you are making a pumpkin pie using fresh pumpkins it "ain't" ALMOST from scratch - it's from scratch in my book, even with a store-bought pie crust!!!!!

Someone will come along with a recipe for you - I always make mine according to the Libby's can That's from scratch in my book!
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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Hi, Robin. Well, maybe this is the easy way out, but I always buy a can of Libby's pumpkin and make sure I have all the ingredients listed on the back of the can. Comes out perfect every time and everyone loves it HTH. btw, I buy the crust, too
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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Libby's for me, too, unless Publix has them. Theirs are spiced exactly right for me. I've never had pumpkin pie in a graham cracker crust. I use frozen crusts.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:30 AM   #5
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I've used the bought can pumkin pie (Did last Thanksgiving) and he hated it. Said the spices were not right or something.. .Might have been that I overbaked it too...lol
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:38 AM   #6
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Said the spices were not right or something.. .
No doubt - you spoiled him !!!!!!! I guarantee someone will help you with a tried and true recipe using fresh pumpkin!
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:42 AM   #7
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No doubt - you spoiled him !!!!!!! I guarantee someone will help you with a tried and true recipe using fresh pumpkin!
lol. Well he came to me already spoiled. His momma is a wonderful chef. She made everything from scratch. No fast food in her house. And at thanksgiving her and her sisters would have 10 old fashioned (I'm talking wood burning type stoves) going with all different types of stuff. So I think my little bit of spoiling didn't do it. lol.

She's in Ohio though and really doesn't have the time to coach me over the phone. And my mother was the total opposite. She was NOT domesticated at all. We got microwavable dinners and anything she could boil. lol.

Needless to say whatever I cook I either have to learn from my husband or by myself. Normally it's the latter.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:33 AM   #8
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I made a pie from a pumpkin once. Roasted it
in the oven (split in halves/quarters) and
then pureed in the food processor. May need
to get the extra liquid out, you want it the
consistency of the canned pumpkin. Then
I used the Libby's recipe, it really is the
best I've found.
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Hi, Robin, I think when you made the pie for your hubby - you used canned pumpkin pie mix not just pure pumpkin - where you add your own spices. The refrigerated or frozen pie crust work very well. Its all I use (not a baker). This is just my take on your post. Good luck !
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First you need the right kind of pumpkins - -most are not sweet enough. The ones to make pie with are usually small and have a sweet sounding name. You need to halve them and seed them brush them with oil and bake them until they're tender then cool enough to handle then scoop out the pulp ans and put through the food processor.

I really think you'd be better advised to use canned pumpkin - it's much more uniform and dependable and sooooo much easier!
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