Last year we had a bumper crop of pumpkins grow from our compost garden. As a result, I cook a lot of pumpkin recipes for my family. Surprisingly though, I had never tried cooking pumpkin pie. I guess I thought that pumpkin puree from backyard pumpkins might prove inferior to canned pumpkin when baking. However, when I recently looked up Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Recipe, I was amazed at how simple it was! I decided right then and there to try it.
As I predicted, baking this recipe was a cinch. I did encounter a few problems though. First, I got regular pie shells instead of deep dish. Oops! I had a lot of filling left over, and ended up baking more pies the next day. Second, my pumpkin puree is more watery than canned pumpkin, so my filling was thinner than expected. Finally, the thinner filling also resulted in longer cooking times. Some pies required doubling or even tripling the cooking time on the recipe.
Despite the challenges I encountered, my pumpkin pies have been delicious! Our family and friends have really enjoyed them.
What is your favorite pumpkin pie recipe? What pumpkin recipes does your family enjoy?