Easy Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Feast
Mm-mm! Pumpkin pie. This delicious tradition is a relatively new piece of culinary art, dating from about 1651 as found in a French cookbook, where a recipe for pumpkin includes a pastry crust. The early colonists did not have pumpkin pie as we know it; they cooked and seasoned the pumpkin to serve as a pudding-type sweet.
Surprise Pumpkin Pie
2 large eggs, beaten slightly
2 cups canned pumpkin, plain with no spices added
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup sorghum or light molasses
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
Heat oven to 425°F.
Combine ingredients in order given and mix well. Pour into pastry shell and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°, and bake additional 45 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool thoroughly before cutting. Yields 8 servings.