Pumpkin Pie

"A man is better pleased when he has a good dinner, than when his wife talks Greek."

- Dr. Samuel Johnson, from the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook, 1959.

 

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Classic Pumpkin Pie

 

Submitted by:

Stacey D-J

Servings:

8

Preparation time:

1 hour, 10 minutes

Ingredients:

9-inch pie shell, unbaked

2 eggs or 4 yolks

¾ cup brown sugar, packed

1 ½ cup cooked, mashed pumpkin

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (may substitute molasses)

¼ teaspoon cloves

½ teaspoon ginger

½ teaspoon salt

1 1/3 cup scalded milk

Directions:

Whisk together eggs and milk; add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Pour into prepared pie shell.  Bake 40-50 minutes at 425° or until center is set.  Cool before serving.    

Notes:

I make this with egg whites and low-fat milk, and it turns out great.  Also make it without the crust and serve as pumpkin pudding…