Next week is Thanksgiving, and have you planed a Thanksgiving dinner menu yet? I have some dishes in my mind, but not 100% confirmed on one yet. I will be sure of the menu by the end of this week. I have been trying to get my hands on pies for long time. And I been successfully able to make apple pie in mini version and next in my do to list is Pumpkin pie. I finally got the courage this weekend and made this Pumpkin Pie. Yes you can’t have Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie.
Indian friends, Pumpkin pie is a traditional sweet dessert, often eaten during the fall and early winter, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas in the United States and Canada. The pumpkin is a symbol of harvest time .The pie consists of pumpkin based custard, ranging in color from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust.
Last year also I tried to make pumpkin pie, but end up making a bad one, because I used prebaked pie crust. So this time I wanted to make it at best, two small 6 inch pies. Searched few recipes and finally settle with this one pie and crust for here. At first I was in debate was whether I need to make all butter crust or all shortening crust. I know shortening makes it flaky but not tasty. So tried crust recipe that include both butter and shortening. I saw this recipe in my friend Reeni’s blog. She makes perfect treat so used that to make it without any second thought.
For the filling increased spice content again, I think I have a weakness of adding spices to everything. This time included all spice, nutmeg and cloves along with cinnamon, ground ginger. Used two eggs and evaporated milk along with canned pumpkin puree. It is delicious, best is when you eat with a dollop of Whipped cream. I used brown sugar so the pie becomes dark in color, if you want pumpkin color to dominate use granulated sugar.
For Thanksgiving dinner table, a pie is must, so give this pumpkin pie a try. You will enjoy it. Next in my list is to make pecan pie may be in a few months.
Here comes the recipe. What is your favorite pie dish? And which one you are planning to make for these holidays.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.