Sunday, November 28, 2004

Colonial Pumpkin Pie - Revisited

Finally, the picture I mentioned in my last entry of the pumpkin pie that I made for Thanksgiving. If you read Freeepeace's journal, you may have already caught a pic of a slice of the pie. I'm a little disappointed in how the pie turned out. It was a bit runny in the center. I am not used to baking in a gas oven. The recipe said if a knife came out clean the pie was done. As you can tell by this photo, I tested the center with a knife. It came out clean but when it came time for cutting the pie, it was a bit runny. However, this is the best pumpkin pie that I have ever had. It is more like a souffle than the dense concoction you usually find in most pumpkin pies where condensed milk is used. This recipe calls for eggs and cream. Yummers!

I posted the recipe for this pie last Thanksgiving but that was before the advent of my digital camera. So, I wasn't able to post a picture. This year, I also found a link to the website for the cookbook that you can find the recipe in. It's the 1992 version of the Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook. My ex-sister-in-law got it for me for Christmas one year because I was always having her make things for me when I would visit that she had gotten the recipes for from her 1972 version. At the time, you couldn't get the older versions. Now, they have them all available online, even those dating back to 1925. If you like down-home country cooking, this is a great cookbook to have in your collection. One of my favorites is Perogie Casserole. It's layers of lasagna noodles, mashed potatoes and cheese. It really does taste like perogies. I found a recipe for it online. It's not quite the same though. I don't recall using cottage cheese and the shredded cheese isn't stirred into the potatoes. It's layered separately.

You can also find the recipe for the crust (No Fail Pie Crust) in the cookbook and in my previous entry as well. Oh yeah! I only use homemade pie crusts. It makes a world of difference and I am a pastry fiend. Good thing too. I didn't pay attention to the number of shells the recipe would make and I have the remaining dough sitting in the fridge. I think I'll make an apple pie and another pumpkin pie and take them into work tomorrow. I sure do miss my roommate's food processor though. It makes dough in a snap. Having to mix it by hand is a bit more time consuming.

18 comments:

barebytes said...

I must say that your pie looked great. Can't tell about the taste since it's gone already and none saved for me :-(   But knowing you, it had to have been good. Hugs Lanny Oh yes, you must have spent a lot of time back reading my journal, I was shocked at all the comments and delighted, thanks for stopping by.

indigosunmoon said...

I've never baked a pumpkin pie myself
but I sure love to eat them!  Runny
center or not...yours looks scrumptuous!
Happy Holidays!
Connie

thesheatons said...

Looks good enough to eat. LOL  We have really good luck putting all the ingrediants in the blender and letting it process. Pour in the shell and get that little wonder in the oven before the goodies start to separate. :-)

Jackie

readmereadyou said...

I'm very impressed. I've never made a decent pie. I feel like grabbing that sucker right out of the photo. : ) Pumpkin pie is my absolute favorite with a lot of whipped cream on top. Yes, I saw a piece in Freee's journal. She posted about having it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and I laughed because that's what'd I'd had for breakfast that day. Good looking pie...... : )
Angela

mlraminiak said...

I actually made the crust for my FIRST pecan pie (the leather one), but then used a store-bought one for the second.  Truthfully, I couldn't really tell the difference.  I'm not a big pie-crust fan, never have been.  Which is why I liked the pumpkin pie I made this year.  It was crustless, low fat... VERY good and I didn't feel guilty eating it.  Lisa  :-]

alphawoman1 said...

For the first time ever I purchased Pillsbury pre-made crusts.  I was so surprised how good they were and it saved me all that time and effort.  Yours looks so good!

sistercdr said...

I'm just not a big enough pie crust fan to put the energy into making it myself. Sometimes I wish I were more motivated, but then again...

lisbnjvi said...

WOW!  I am impressed that you make the pie crust by hand!  I am a failure at that even though I consider myself an expert baker.  For some reason, pie crust always comes out terrible for me.  So, GASP, I buy the frozen kind.  Hee-hee!  Your pie looks absolutely delicious though!!!  I made mine this year with some dark mollasses and it tasted so yummy!  I think I will go have another piece right now.  Gee thanks Robbie!  :)
Hugs and love, Lisa

magogos said...

Your pie does look wonderful, and I am sure would make a wonderful meal all by itself-whatever time of day! Margo

magogos said...

Your pie does look wonderful, and I am sure would make a wonderful meal all by itself-whatever time of day! Margo

ryanagi said...

Looks lovely...but I just...eeesh. Don't like pumpkin pie. I know, I know...but I love Apple, Blueberry, Chocolate Creme, lemon, and strawberry frozen yogurt pies. LOL

lamove04 said...

Wow, that does look delicious, runny center or not.  Pumpkin Pie is one of my very favorites, and that one is mouth-watering.  Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving!  love, Albert

judithheartsong said...

I lOVED my version of the Pennsylvania Grange Cookbook.... I don't know what year it was, and it was CRAMMED full of all the recipes I had collected over the years. My X who could care less still has it................... Thinking of you, judi

redhdka said...

That is one gorgeous pie. I hate pumkin pie but that looks so good I want some. I can't believe you read a million entries on my journal today. You maniac! Thank you for visiting me. That was really sweet of you. And I love scorpio women, what you see is what you get..it's the men I can't tolerate!

ksgal3133 said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! This is a must have at our Thanksgiving, good ol pumpkin pie along with a pecan one. I put some chocolate chips in the pecan pie this year and it was heavenly!

Gretchen
http://livinginsavannah.blogspot.com/

babyshark28 said...

mmmmmmmmmm
that looks scrumptious!!
and uh....are you featuring music in your journal...because I hear it.

st0rmwhispers said...

gained 10 lbs looking at that LOL  Yummy!

slowmotionlife said...

FOOD PORN!!!  LOL  You know, I was really disappointed this year because the only real food photos I took were of my collared greens. And honestly, I don't even LIKE collared greens.  LOL  I guess I was too busy enjoying my food to take photos of it.  So I get to drool over YOUR photos this year - good thang!  :D