Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It's Time for Pumpkin Pie!

My son loves pumpkin pie more than anyone I have ever seen.  So
much so that he has been known to eat an entire pie all my himself. 
His big complaint though is that I don't make it all the time. 

For me, there are certain foods that are best suited for specific
times of year.  For example, pumpkin pie.  I refuse to make it until I
can feel it in the air that fall has arrived.  Also, since I've started
using fresh pumpkins instead of the canned stuff for pies,
the ingredients aren't always available.

But they are now and today I decided to make the first pumpkin pie
of this year.  I opened the windows and let the cool breeze blow
through the house as the scent of the pumpkin baking filled the kitchen.

For a traditional pumpkin pie, I like to use the old recipe from the
 back of the Libby's pumpkin can as a base.  Over the years I have
adapted it to suit our preferences:  I use fresh pumpkin, add a little
allspice, and extra cinnamon and cloves, to taste. 
The cooking method is the same though. 
By the time my son came home, the pie had been a
assembled and was almost finished baking.  He was pleasantly
surprised and the house smelled amazing!

3 comments:

  1. I only make pumpkin pie in the fall and winter, too. I think that makes it more special, don't you?

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  2. Nothing says fall more than pumpkin pie. Good for you for not waiting until Thanksgiving to make one!

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  3. Mmmmm, pumpkin pie... I really need to get to a farmer's market and buy me some pumpkins! :)

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