Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Homemade Pumpkin Pie

What a wonderful time of year for pumpkin! Halloween is just around the corner, and pumpkins are on sale in every store... Our local Publix had their "pie pumpkins" on special last week, so we indulged :)

I made this pie last year, and it was so yummy it called for a repeat performance! Last year I used a regular pie crust, but this year I've paired it with a homemade graham cracker crust- 100% from scratch! Here's a wonderful desert for any holiday dinner:

Homemade Graham Crust:
7-9 Homemade grahams
1/4 c melted butter

Mix and press into an 8" x 11" glass pan

Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.

Pumpkin filling:
1 3/4 c roasted pumpkin (cut in half, discard seeds and bake at 325F for 1 hour on cookie sheet. Scoop out soft parts and discard the skin.)
3/4 c honey
3 eggs
1/2 t each: ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon
1/2 t salt
12 oz milk

Mix everything in a blender until smooth, then pour into prepared crust.

Bake at 325F for about an hour or until center is set.

Enjoy a piece of this pie with plenty of fresh whipped cream- trust me, they are meant for each other!