Surprise Pumpkin Pie Recipe

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Lori Dunn
No holiday feast is complete without a little pumpkin pie.

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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.