Pumpkin Pie Recipe

By Tracey Feist, Freelance Writer
Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine

This is my Mum’s recipe?—?every fall at our Church’s turkey dinner’s I would search out her pumpkin pie. It has just the right amount of spice and the real pumpkin is what makes it amazing. The recipe was her mother’s (my grandmother-who is still going strong at 92). It is now my son’s favourite pie, and instead of birthday cake each year, this is his choice!

Filling

  • 1?½ cups pumpkin (MUST use real pumpkin meat)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1?½ cups whole milk
  • 2?3 cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • Pastry
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1?½ cups Tenderflake lard

Mix all ingredients together for the filling and set aside to make pastry.

Mix flour, salt and baking powder, adding in lard with pie cutter; keep adding VERY cold ice water until the dough resembles oatmeal. Roll out for pies.

Add filling to pastry and bake at 450°F for 10 minutes; then reduce to 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. This will make two smaller pies or one large one.

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