Perfect Pumpkin Pie

I love pumpkin pie.  I just don’t love it, I LOVE it.  Thanksgiving to me means pumpkin pie.  It’s really the only time of the year I buy a full pie and eat the entire thing. Ok, I lied about that part, I do it more than once a year.  So with us picking so many pumpkins from our garden, I decided  to make my first ever pumpkin pie from scratch.  From seed to pollinating to pulling to baking – this is completely made out of love.  I can’t get over how good this tastes, how when you first bite in you realize the freshness of this.  It’s really extraordinary.  It’s almost all gone too.

I used this recipe here, but instead I used fresh pumpkin.  If you can do this, I would really go for it, it’s such a special taste.
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Full walk through behind the cut.

 

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I baked a pumpkin pie pumpkin to get the puree from it.  I ended up using all the pumpkin inside, and saving the seeds to roast later for a snack.

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Getting the pumpkin out is a little messy, but totally worth it.  If you compost, don’t forget to add your skins to it.

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Add to your food processor and blend…

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Beautiful.  Feel free to taste it.  Fresh pumpkin, yes please.

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Add to a bowl.

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Add your eggs.

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Add your milk.  I always like Elsie the cow.

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Condensed milk, you are a great person.

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Gather your spices.

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Add them in.

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Whisk everything together.

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Get your crust ready.  Make your own or buy it in the store.

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Add your pumpkin mixture to it..

Bake in the oven.. Can you get over the smell that is not all over your home? Just lay on the floor with a open nose and relax for 45 minutes. Make people walk over you.

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When it comes out and cools down a bit, just marvel in it’s beauty.

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Cut yourself a slice. Or 2.

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Put some powdered sugar on top, or whip cream.

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A lovely afternoon “cheer up” snack with some fresh strawberries..

Enjoy your pumpkin pie!

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