Pumpkin Molasses Pie


2 piecrusts (9 inches), unbaked
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ginger
1-1/2 cups pureed cooked pumpkin
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups light cream
3 tablespoons molasses
whipped cream (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake pie crusts, weighted with pie beans, for 10 minutes. Remove weights, prick crusts, and bake for another 10 minutes. Cool. Combine sugar, salt, spices, and pumpkin. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, cream, and molasses. Combine two mixtures and beat. Divide filling between pie shells and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Cool. Serve it with whipped cream, if desired.


Makes 2 pies.

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