Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie

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This recipe won a blue ribbon at the Goshen (Connecticut) Fair—thus the name. The pumpkin pie is nice and firm, not too custardy. It’s just a basic pie recipe, but the crust turns out well. Appearance and taste count most at the fair.

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon cloves
3 large eggs
1-1/2 cups mashed pumpkin, or 1 can (not pre-mixed pie filling)
1 cup light cream or evaporated milk
9-inch pie shell, unbaked (recipe follows)

Instructions

Mix first 8 ingredients together. Beat in eggs. Stir in pumpkin and cream. Pour into pie shell. Bake in a 400 degrees F oven for 50 minutes, or until knife is clean after inserting in center of pie. Cool completely before serving.

Flaky Pastry

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 tablespoons butter, melted
5 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon vinegar

Instructions

Pie crust: Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Add water and vinegar, mixing with fork. Form into ball and chill. Roll out to form 2 crusts. This is foolproof. Makes enough for a double-crust pie.

Yield: 

Serves 6-8.

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Very similar to a recipe I've

Very similar to a recipe I've used for years. Mine used less ginger. I'll have to try this.
Another pepper??? comment: not sure about that. I've used a bit more cream, less sugar.
I've always baked 450 for 15 min, then 320 til done.

pumpkin pie recipe

bake at what temp for how long?

What temp? How long?

Hi, Carol, Notice in the “Instructions,” you bake this pie in a 400 degree F oven for 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

All the best!

Pepper?

What kind of pepper do you use? ie, red, black, green, cayenne, chile, tellicherry?

It is the recipe I have been

It is the recipe I have been cooking for ages... And it is absolutely delicious. The pepper is ground black pepper.

Pick a pepper...

That would be “freshly ground black pepper,” Brad. Hope you like it!

Best pumpkin pie recipe I've

Best pumpkin pie recipe I've tried! This is the recipe I'm going to use from now on. It's gonna wow em at the Holidays!

The link for Apple Pie

The link for Apple Pie yielded this recipe for pumpkin pie.

The link for Apple Pie

The link for Apple Pie yielded this recipe for pumpkin pie.

There's not enough pumpkins

There's not enough pumpkins to cut up for this recipe.... I could cook one everyday, it is so delicious!!!!!!

Why do you use vinegar in you

Why do you use vinegar in you pastry. Never heard of that before

This is an old-time trick to

This is an old-time trick to make piecrust flakier.

Thank for your help new at

Thank for your help new at making scratch
pumpkin pie always used canned. Hope is taste as good as it sounds .
Blessings and Happy Thankgiving to you all!
Doores L.

I want to read the other

I want to read the other comments, but there is no link to them. What am I not seeing???

You are the first reader to

You are the first reader to comment on this recipe. All comments are visible once they are posted. Thanks, and enjoy the pie!

The best pumpkin pie That I

The best pumpkin pie That I have ever tasted..

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