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.