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Traditional Pumpkin Pie

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 25 mins Bake 375°F 50 mins Chill 2 hrs
Traditional Pumpkin Pie
Ingredients
  • 1  recipe Pastry for Single-Crust Pie (see below)
  • 1 15  ounce can  pumpkin
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 3  slightly beaten eggs
  • 1 5  ounce can  (2/3 cup) evaporated milk
  • 1/2  cup  milk
Directions

1. Prepare and roll out Pastry for Single-Crust Pie. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry. Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry; crimp edge as desired.

2. For filling, in a mixing bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Add eggs. Beat lightly with a rotary beater or fork just until combined. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and milk; mix well.

3. Place the pastry-lined pie plate on the oven rack. Carefully pour filling into pastry shell.

4. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of the pie with foil. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil. Bake about 25 minutes more or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Refrigerate within 2 hours; cover for longer storage. Makes 8 servings.

From the Test Kitchen
  • Prepare, bake, and cool pie as above. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
Test Kitchen Tip:
  • You can use 1-1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice for the spices in this pie.
Pastry for Single-Crust Pie
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/3  cup  shortening
  • 4 - 5  tablespoons  cold water
Directions

1. Stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten dough. Roll dough from center to edge into a circle about 12 inches in diameter.

Nutrition Facts (Traditional Pumpkin Pie)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 286,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 86,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 7,
  • vit. A (RE) 1339,
  • vit. C (mg) 5,
  • sodium (mg) 120,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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