Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Thanksgiving Dessert Number One! Pumpkin Pie

This year I made the traditional and not-so-traditional!  First up is the standard and to be honest my least favourite.  Abby and Rob love pumpkin pie.  Abby actually circled the table until she got some.


Yup those are maple leaves circling the outer edge!

Pumpkin Pie recipe! thanks Martha Stewart!

  • 1/2 batch pate brisee
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk


  1. Roll out pate brisee and place in pie plate.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.  Remove set aside.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients in bowl until smooth.
  3. Pour into pre-baked shell.
  4. Lower oven temp to 325 and bake until custard is set.  Around 45 minutes.
  5. Cool completely

You could serve this with whipped cream, which was my intention but forgot.  Ooops!  I had a few on this day!  Thank god for wine :)


My favourite holiday dessert includes apple.  Up next Caramel Apple Bundt Cake…stay tuned!

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  1. Thanks for the recipe! I've never been a huge fan of pumpkin pie but have been wanting to try a recipe with evaporated milk, and now I have one! :)

  2. Now I'm wishing that I had made pumpkin pie. I've not used this recipe before so it's going in my recipe box!

  3. Oh I love pumpkin pie - it's one of our absolute favorites! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  4. I did a little pie-baking myself, for Thanksgiving. (My niece had the pumpkin covered.) Too bad about your missing whipping cream but "c'est la vie". It sounds like no one minded!

  5. Hi there, thanks for the pumpkin pie recipe, although I am a little late for our Canadian Thanksgiving but I will try it for next year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris