Thursday, October 12, 2006

Pumpkin pie from...scratch!

Tanner insisted we make fresh pumpkin pie with one of our new pumpkins, so I did some research and found a "sure thing" recipe, or at least that's what it said under the title! So after we finished up school we made our pie! I photo-documented each glorious(laborious) step.

1. Pick the perfect pumpkin and give it a good wash.

2. Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds.

3. Keep scooping and scrapping until all of the stringy stuff is gone.

4. Cut the pumpkin in quarters and put in a dish with a couple inches of water. Cover and microwave on high for 15mins.

5. Scoop out the stuff and put it in the blender. Puree until it looks like mush!

6. Make the pie crust...I'll spare you the gory details, but this is what ours looked like...I was hoping for some magical thing to happen in the oven!

6. Now to add the secret ingredients...You know the ones that aren't in the cupboard so you improvise. Ex: It called for 1.5 cans of evaporated milk...I substituted 3/4 can of sweetened condensed milk! LOL!!! Liquidfy and pour into pie crust.

8. Now bake at 450 for 15mins, pray and then 350 for 45 mins. Ah, my self cleaning oven doesn't do a good job of cleaning itself!! LOL!! This is what it looked like at 30mins when I forgot to turn it to 350!

9. After much prayer and reassuring Tanner that it would taste better than it looks, here's the final product!

I am taking orders...$15.00 per pie plus shipping!
They taste great, you just have to close your eyes when eating! Oh, and add a lot of Cool Whip to top it off. The Cool Whip is 50 cents extra.
Karla and the kids!

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