Last weekend, my good friend hosted an early Thanksgiving party, and when he invited me, I offered to bring a homemade pie. I don't really know why I did it, seeing as how I had never made a pie in my life. I guess I was just so taken with the idea of being the sort of girl who whips up a pie to bring to a friend's house that I lost touch with reality for a second. I started kicking myself as soon as I walked away. But here's the thing: situations like this are exactly why I started this blog. I genuinely want to be able to do things like this. So on the morning of the gathering I took a deep breath, asked my mom a lot of questions, and went for it.
- 1 can pumpkin
- 1 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cups evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 425
- Beat eggs
- Gradually add sugar while beating
- Add pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, salt and beat well
- Add cream
- Beat well
- Pour into crust
- Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then 350 for 50 minutes
When I finished beating the pie filling, I got really nervous because it seemed like way too much of a liquid, but it thankfully turned into the right consistency once I baked it.
Doesn't the finished product look nice next to the pumpkin I carved for Halloween? I was so happy when I brought it to the party and everyone liked it. I succeeded!
I hope you have an equally happy and successful Thanksgiving!