Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pumpkin Pie

I love pumpkin pie. I love the custardy texture and the spicy flavour. It reminds me of Thanksgiving and cozy autumn evenings. It is also a relatively easy pie to make even if you do steam your own pumpkin. (I didn't this time but have in the past.)

The first thing you have to remember is to buy pumpkin puree - not pumpkin pie filling. (This stuff is already spiced.) I used a Wanda's recipe for this pie which fits a 10-inch pie plate right to the top. If you use a 9-inch plate, you may have some filling left over. The pumpkin is perfectly cinnamony and nutmegy. Not too overpowering and definitely not bland. Of course, you can play with the spicing to suit your tastes. This pie was also huge - almost like a deep-dish pie. It was delicious and lasted only two days. It tastes nice room temperature but tastes fantastic chilled with some whipped cream dolloped in top. Yum!

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie


Lauren said...

This looks so big and wonderful. Your crust looks perfect as well. What recipe did you use for it?

Canadian Baker said...

Hi Lauren - I used the recipe from Wanda's book for single crust pastry. I have included it in the recipe link. Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling over your picture. Ha! I love pumpkin pie.

Brilynn said...

This may seem a little unusual, but I like eating frozen pumpkin pie. Not store bought frozen pie, but homemade pumpkin pie that you stick in the freezer and eat frozen.

RC said...

The pie looks so yummy!

Canadian Baker said...

Tanya - Thanks!! I love pumpkin pie too.

Brilynn - I've never tried it frozen but now I will give it a try!

RedCat - Thanks RC!! Wish you were here to have some with us! :)