Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pumpkin pie (simple)

Making a pumpkin pie was in my mind for a long time but some how I would pick one up from the grocery store during holidays and my pie baking would be postponed. At first I saw this Libby's famous pumpkin pie recipe on the back of the Nestle evaporated milk tin's label. I saved it like a treasure and bought everything as per list. Baking a pie from scratch would have been more appropriate for blogging, but I thought these kind of convenient groceries would make cooking more easier. I prepared this pie during last year Thanksgiving and it came out very well. This recipe is a keeper for me, as we both enjoyed it very much:) Hope you all like it too!
Pumpkin pie with kulfi icecream.

Semi homemade quick pumpkin pie.

(The following recipe will give 2 pies.But I had only one crust.  So I halved the recipe and made one pie with crust and reserved the remaining mixture for another pie without crust).

Pumpkin puree - 1 can (15 oz)
Nestle evaporated milk - 1 can (12 fl.oz)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
egg - 2 large
salt - 1/2 tsp
dry ginger powder - 1/2 tsp
powdered cloves - from 3 cloves
cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
graham cracker pie crust - 2
(or) one 9 inch 4 cup volume deep pie crust.

Preheat oven to 425 deg F for nearly 15 minutes.
In a large bowl beat the eggs. Mix the pumpkin puree and evaporated milk. 
In a small bowl mix  sugar, spice powders, salt. Add this to the large bowl and mix well.
Pour into ready made pie shells.
Bring down the  temperature to 350° F.
Bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until an inserted knife comes clean.
Check every 10 minutes after 35 minutes.
The next important step is cooling the pie completely. Cool it on wire rack for 2 hours.
Pumpkin pie is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve slices of pie with whipped topping or ice cream.
Keep refrigerated till use.

If using frozen pie crust: Keep it in room temperature for 1 hour to defrost it. Don't microwave.
For 9 inch  pyrex glass deep pie plate: first heat upto 400 deg F for 10  minutes. Then reduce heat to 325 deg F.
Use the above recipe completely to make 1  pie. Bake for 45 - 55 min, checking every 10 minutes after 35 minutes.


Hamaree Rasoi said...

Simply delicious and mouthwatering pie. Excellent preparation.

Rafeeda AR said...

looks really delicious...

Suja Manoj said...

Wow tempting and beautifully made pie,love pumpkin pie