Pop was proud of his pies that he would bake lovingly year after year and he knew they were absolutely my favorite dessert in the world!
Pop was proud of his pies that he would bake lovingly year after year and he knew they were absolutely my favorite dessert in the world! I found my step-father’s recipe for his incredible homemade pie this week and I thought I should share it with you!
3/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon ginger
1/4 Teaspoon cloves
1 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 Cups pumpkin
1 1/2 Cups condensed milk
1 Pie crust
Pop’s pumpkin was fresh. He would split the pumpkins in half, then baked them face down on a baking sheet in the oven until the pumpkin meat was soft. Sorry, but I didn’t find that part of the recipe.
Mix all ingredients, add eggs, pumpkin and sugar, then stir in the milk.
Pour into the pie crust.
Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.
Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for an additional 40 minutes.
Top each slice with whipped cream.
Mom said it made Pop so happy when he saw how much we enjoyed his pies. By far, this is the best pumpkin pie that will ever cross your lips! Last year he cooked the pumpkins, but he didn’t feel strong enough to make the pies. Somehow he managed to put-up the fresh pumpkin in the deep-freeze, and this year we will be enjoying Pop’s homemade pies once again.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we enjoy it in our family.