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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The best pumpkin pie That I

The best pumpkin pie That I have ever tasted..

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.

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.

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!!!!!!

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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!