Pumpkin Pie

6 Dec

Well I got my anticipated snow day. What did I say I would do? Mark, write out Christmas cards, and put up the narrow tree that lives in the entry way. Well, I marked some, but certainly didn’t finish it. I didn’t touch Christmas cards. How many people still send out Christmas cards anyway? I put up the narrow tree in the entry way after supper and got the lights on it. Not too bad, right? I also made a big chicken dinner that we wouldn’t have had if I had worked today, plus we had enough leftovers for a chicken pot pie for another night.

The most notable thing I did today was to make a pumpkin pie for my hubby! Not just any pumpkin pie either, but his mother’s recipe and her homemade pie crust too. A few weeks ago, during American Thanksgiving, Glenn mentioned how he would really like a piece of his mother’s pumpkin pie and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to try making it. I’ve never made any kind of pumpkin pie before, and it turned out very well.

Here are the recipes:

Sadie’s Pumpkin Pie

2 eggs well beaten
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tsp salt
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spices
1 3/4 cups canned or cooked mashed pumpkin
3/4 cup evaporated milk
3/4 water

Combine eggs (well beaten), sugar, salt and spices. Add pumpkin and mix well. Mix and stir in milk. Pour into uncooed pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees for about 40 minutes. If crust is browning too fast cover with aluminum foil.

Sadie’s Pie Crust

1 cup margarine
1 1/3 cups shortening
1/4 cup sugar
6 2/3 cups sifted flour

Mix butter, shortening, flour and sugar. Mix until size of peas, add water and mix until blended.

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One Response to “Pumpkin Pie”

  1. awoodlandrose December 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM #

    Can you save me a piece – Sadie did not make any this year!

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