Moms Pumpkin Pie Recipe @pinch

This pumpkin pie is a little different than other recipes, and It is so good. It has a different texture than most pumpkin pies; not as firm but it holds its shape. Rich and very creamy, brown sugar adds a nice flavor and balances the spices. Cinnamon is the star spice in this pumpkin pie. The allspice and nutmeg linger in the background. Using evaporated milk and scalding it is how you know this is an old havefashioned recipe. There's enough filling for two nice havesized pies. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Dark, rich, and creamy, this recipe has been handed down in my family for several generations, a treasured secret. To this day It is far and away the best pumpkin pie I have ever tasted. As with many heirloom recipes, It is simple and straightforward, and simply can't be beat.

moms pumpkin pie
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Pies Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 1 lg can(s) pumpkin (not pie mix), 29 oz. size
  • 1 can(s) evaporated milk, 14 oz.
  • 2 1/4 cup(s) dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon(s) all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) allspice (or pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) nutmeg
  • 3 - eggs
Intructions :
  • Prepare pie crust for two deep 9 pie plates
  • Whisk the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the can of pumpkin
  • Peel the label from the bottom inch or two of the pumpkin can, and carefully place the can on an electric burner. Pour the canned milk into the empty pumpkin can. Fill the milk can with water, then add the water to the milk in the pumpkin can, to within 1/4 of the top of the can. Warm the milk, in the can, on medium-low heat, until scalded (small bubbles will form around the rim and skin will develop across the surface of the milk)
  • Meanwhile, mix the remaining ingredients into the eggs and pumpkin in the mixing bowl. Stir with a wire whisk until combined and smooth
  • Once the milk is done, slowly whisk in the scalded milk, a little at a time, until thoroughly combined
  • Ladle/pour the pumpkin mixture into the prepared pie crusts
  • Bake 10 minutes at 425*. Then reduce oven temp to 350* and bake an additional 50 minutes. When the pie is done you'll see it bubbling under the surface. Do a toothpick or knife test -- it should come out clean when the pie is done. Do not overbake -- it'll ruin the custard! Remove the pies to a trivet or cooling rack and cool to room temperature before serving. Serve, if you wish, garnished with whipped cream or ice cream. (best garnish is a slice of my apple or pecan pie!)
  • NOTES: 1) If you don't want to use the can method to scald the milk, just scald it in a saucepan.2) This also works with a milk alternative, like coconut milk or almond milk. Pumpkin measures:1 fresh 5-pound pumpkin = about 4-1/2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin 1 pound fresh pumpkin = about 1 cup cooked, mashed pumpkin1 15-ounce can pumpkin = 1-3/4 cups mashed pumpkin1 29-ounce can pumpkin = 3-1/2 cups mashed pumpkin *This recipe is easily made gluten-free by using your favorite gluten-free pie crust (I recommend Pillsbury GF pie dough!) and a good GF all-purpose baking flour (I like Bob's Red Mill brand).

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